I haven’t been blogging much lately because:
a) There aren’t many baseball-related things to talk about this time of year.
b) I’ve been pretty busy with other stuff.
I recently finished reading all 284,000 words I’ve written on this blog since my very first entry in April of 2005. Why? Simple. I’ve been gathering ideas for my next book, which is going to focus on snagging. But before I write the book, I want to make sure that someone will publish it. And in order to do that, I need to write a proposal so my agent can shop it around. But before I write a proposal, I have to make an outline…lots of work, yes, but hopefully it’ll pay off within the next few years.
I’m also hard at work on a story about Barry Bonds’ final home run ball. Can’t really say anything more about it at this point, except that I’ve been interviewing people and doing some investigative research.
I’ve been in touch with a writer from the LA Times who’s writing something about snagging baseballs. I’m not sure exactly what his angle is going to be, but he seems to be combining the “how to” element with Dodger Stadium itself.
I’m going to be interviewed tomorrow night on an internet radio show.
Two days ago, I co-hosted a potluck for my writing group that drew 73 people. You would not be-LIEVE how much time it took to organize it, but damn it was fun.
Last month I booked my first Watch With Zack client for 2008, and I’m now in the process of setting up plans for two others.
So yeah, lots of stuff.
And now, back to that outline…