The blog and the book: two ways of writing…

My post from yesterday is getting a lot of hits, and I appreciate the comments people have left. I need to go on the record as saying, yes, I love books too! As anyone who has been to my house can attest, it is full of books and I keep getting more all the time. My post from yesterday has as much to do with the joy of writing as with the future of "the book" as a media format.I found this person's feedback interesting: If you feel called the write this book, as it seems to me you clearly do, … [Read more...]

Future of the Book

Since I started working in earnest on my new book (tentatively titled The Big Book of Christian Mysticism) last month, I've written about 13,000 words and have harvested another 10k or so from various parts of this website. That represents a little less than 1/6 of what the total book should be (yes, that's 150,000 words, like I said, the tentative title has "big book" in it). Of course, all this is first/rough draft material, which will be revised, reworked, rewritten, reorganized, many times … [Read more...]