I just got home from a 90-minute meeting with my editor at Random House. She recently finished editing the first two parts of the book.
The good news is that she said the writing is “tight.”
The bad news is that the book might need to be restructured.
(That’s bad news because it means a lot more work for me, but it’s good news because the book will end up being even better.)
More good news: I think I convinced her to let me write Part Three in the first person. (Part Three is the “How to Snag” portion of the book. I started writing it last week. I think it’ll be more fun and personal if I inject myself into it a bit and get to tell some funny stories.)
More bad news: The whole book has to be written, edited, and totally finished by July 15th. (That doesn’t give me a whole lot of time, which means I’m not going to have much of a life between now and then. It also means I won’t be attending too many games before the All-Star break.)
I never wanted to become one of those people who puts their career first, but right now, I have no choice…