Some book news

I thought I’d give you guys an update on how things are progressing with my new book RANT: Derangement and Resistance in MAGA Country.

Some book news

I’ve been putting in fourteen to sixteen hours all week. And last night around eleven, I finally got the rough draft finished up.

I have to say, this book is shaping up rather nicely.

On the downside, working at my desk from eight in the morning until long after midnight is giving me what my brother used to call “butt-ache.”  That was the term he coined to describe a condition that commonly develops on long car trips.

Even sitting on a pillow isn’t helping at this juncture. I’m considering adding a second pillow today. By Sunday, I imagine, I’ll be perched atop a stack of pillows so high, I’ll have to lower my chair to the floor just to reach the keyboard.

You can imagine how much my Lupus is taking advantage of this constant sitting. By the time one this morning, when I finally stopped working for the night, I hobbled off to bed looking like Tim Conway when he played that really old man.

My goal today, in addition to plowing ahead on the book, is to remember to freaking eat something. Last night I cooked bacon sometime after ten when it dawned on me I hadn’t had a thing since my Ensure shake at six in the morning.

Now, ordinarily, I’m the type of person who cannot play music while I work because it distracts me.  I can’t read and have music playing in the background. For me, there is no such thing as “background” noise. Everything gets equal attention in my brain. Like those shrieking children out on the playground up the hill from my house. Holy moly, on a normal day, those kids are really distracting.

But over the last few days while working on this book, I have been so focused, so in-the-zone, those shrieking children aren’t even a blip on my radar.

There’s quite a lot packed into this book, let me tell you – including plenty of Dianny images.

And the way I’ve structured it makes for a fun read.

If I say so myself, and I do.

In fact (and this probably sounds egotistical, but I don’t mean it that way) I find myself laughing out loud quite a bit.

With the “selection and placement” phase complete, late last night I began the “review it all from the beginning to see if it works” phase.  Already I removed several of the columns I initially selected either because they were redundant or because they didn’t quite fit in the overarching theme of the book.  I’m sure I’ll find more selected columns to remove over the next day or two. Then the proof-reading phase begins.

One other nice thing about being so damn busy with RANT is I am getting a much-needed vacation from the constant Spinal Tap 11 histrionics in the news. It’s refreshing to say, “Why, no. I hadn’t heard about Nancy and AOC’s cat fight.”

Though yesterday while on Twitter in the wee hours of the morning, I decided I needed to add one thing to my “muted words” list:

Mute Rapinoe book update news

Yeah. Even in my cursory glance of current events on Twitter, Rachel Maddow’s purple-haired sister came up in far too many tweets.

And honestly, I’m already sick of her. Who needs to hear the constant anti-American drumbeat from that snotty little bint?

Any old how.

Thanks again for your patience as I work on this book. I know it’s taking a lot of time away from my regular posting.  But, I will continue to squeeze in some time to post here every day.

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4 thoughts on “Some book news

  • July 11, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I love to listen to music while I work, and while I paint or take photos, I can listen to anything. but when I write, I cannot listen to anything with English words! So distracting! Mozart is the best. But a friend just introduced me to a group of youngsters called “Crumb.” Very hypnotic and pleasant music, though has lyrics so can’t listen while I write.

    I love your blog!

  • July 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Wait a minute!

    Bacon-flavored Ensure!!!

  • July 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm


  • July 12, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Standing at an elevated workstation periodically is good on my lower back.

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