One big step closer to being finally done with Book 2 on the case for Thomas Sackville as Shakespeare
Hooray! For the last three days I have made a big push to finally finish Thomas Sackville and the Shakespearean Glass Slipper, which has been 80-90% done for what feels like forever. All the chapters have now been put into final format -- I foolishly forgot to set the correct format from the beginning, since I am self-publishing. Even more importantly, I have now completed all the chapter introductions -- little blurbs of ~4-5 sentences that appear at the top of each chapter to preview the arguments to come. I didn't include these in The Apocryphal William Shakespeare, but feel that they will be very helpful for readers as a way to crystallize my key arguments and provide a way for people to skim the book and pick up on the main ideas. The only big things I now need to finish are: final editing of the last chapter and the conclusion; updating the acknowledgements section; writing a paragraph each on the bad quartos of Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Hamlet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; incorporating some early reader feedback and editorial suggestions; and pulling together the dreaded Chapter Notes. When I wrote The Apocryphal William Shakespeare I tried to make the Chapter Notes as complete as possible, and it took me at least two dedicated full-time weeks to track down and document all my references. I suspect it will take another two weeks this time as well. Oh, I also need to finish the cover page and back cover design for the paperback version, and figure out how to convert a MS Word file into Kindle e-reader format. Fortunately I have a long block of vacation coming up in mid-August...
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