Friday, March 09, 2012

Book 'em

I now know the feeling of someone who has written a book, even if some would assert that 47,000+ words is not quite a book. Trust me, it is indeed. My book, Baseball's Starry Night, relives four Wild Card games of September 28, 2011. It involves the end point of collapses for the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves and an evening-rising-star finish from the St. Louis Cardinals and a meteoric climax from the Tampa Bay Rays. I concentrate on the fans' experience and perspectives, which I am hoping is unusual and appealing. Folks who have read portions of Baseball's Starry Night love it.

The first sentence above says "feeling" but it is more than one feeling. I feel relieved, proud, tired, excited, anxious, evangelistic, pleased. Some of those adjectives aren't feelings, are they? That's all right.

People often talk of "writer's block." I found the writing was the most rewarding; the research, coordination, fact-checking, organizing were harder.

Stay tuned to find out more.

Baseball's Starry Night should be out in a matter of days, as an e-book and print-on-demand paperback. I just noticed that one of the Blogger-created tabs at the top of the screen is titled "monetize." I'll take that. Sure.


SerialCommaLover said...

I just watched ESPNs "most unusual day" imitation video of your book. (it is the most sincere form of flattery).
Really looking forward to the original version. Screw ESPN

Congratulations, mate, will I be your first UK devotee?

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Hmmm. Gotta check out that ESPN bit, though I can tell you Jayson Stark sent me a blurb of effusive praise that will go on the back cover of print editions. Thanks! You may well be my first UK devotee! (Either you or a fellow at the Oneflapdown77 baseball blog.) Thanks in advance!

Mark Murphy said...

Wonderful news, Paulie!