Wow. I know I’ve been posting here for more than 5 years, but I am floored by how many commentary entries there are to gather.
So far I’ve grabbed 180, and yet I’m only up to line 1268. So I’m about 1150 lines-worth of commentaries away from getting all of them. Which, at least mathematically (if each post is for roughly 10 lines), there should be about another 115 commentaries to grab.
Then I just need to edit those commentaries, and set up the links to them in the main poem.
I’m a little behind on the read through, though. I still need to go through another 33 chapters of the poem. Thankfully, next week I’ll have a little more time off during the week and so I’ll be throwing myself at the read-through then.
And where does all of that leave the release date?
If I’ve learned anything about myself, my process, and how my self-publishing can likely fit into the rest of my life, it’s that my release date estimates need to be conservative. So I’m going to go ahead and say April 4.
Though I can never keep my ambition far away from my plans.
I’m going to try to have all three versions of the book ready for then. No need to worry about further delays for the combo poem and commentaries book, though, since that will get all of my focus until it’s ready for pre-ordering.
So watch this space for another update in two weeks, and look for the e-book at last in April.
Thanks for sticking with me through this project!