While I continue to alternate Big Revelations and Big Obstacles on my non-fiction book, my humor work with Will Jacobs just keeps rolling along. If I could make a living at that I might not even write non-fiction, but maybe it's just as well, because people keep telling me that this or that non-fiction book has been truly valuable to them. Maybe this is like a Higher Power thing: can't sell the silly stuff so I have to keep working hard at the heavier stuff. There's probably a sense to all this that I'll appreciate someday.
Actually, Will and I have finished both books already and are just uploading what we've done. But we're also doing some rewriting on both of them, a lot of it guided by the response we've gotten from our on-line readers, that isn't showing up in the Blogspot versions. Million Dollar Ideas we're giving a pretty heavy reworking in the first seven chapters to make it more novelistic and less episodic. And apart from a few hair-pulling moments, it's just a hell of a lot of fun to do. It makes me very happy whenever someone likes it, especially when they leave a comment on the page.
Today I've uploaded "Will and Splendid Man's Double Date," Episode 3 of My Pal Splendid Man to my author page—and if there is such a thing as an "important" chapter in that book, this is it. This is where the big subtext of the book, which we just barely, barely hinted at in the first two installments, begins to come out. Note that subtle but revealing wording. It comes out.
I hope you get a chance to look it over.