On some of these I'm doing some serious overhauling. I know that's a trap that you can fall into -- endless edits. There are any number of ways to write anything, and they often all can be justified.
But I think I'm actually making them better, and not just spinning my wheels. Especially, again, some of the earlier chapters.
One of the ones I worked on today was the chapter on disciplined writing, where I talk about the Second City sketch process. I looked for and found this great old Steve Carrell sketch online.
I have no idea whether I'll be able to have hyperlinks in the electronic version of this, but I've been using them anyway for now.
And I'm at 23,500+ words. I imagine with the way my additions are going I should be able to break 25,000 which, depending on a ton of factors, would be around 100 pages.
Finally, I think I had a little breakthrough on the title. Could be very good. And I got the idea from an old contact who's got a really good thing going. His book (which was published by Wiley, a name that comes up over and over), has a really powerful title.
All right. Exhausted now.