Monday, April 30, 2018

I'm Also Writing a Third Book

So, here's a fun story. You may recall my announcement a while back that I'm working on a book analyzing the spirituality of Dave Matthews Band's music.

Well, after not receiving much interest, I had pretty well given up on the prospect of it ever being published and I started working on a manuscript for a different book instead. After some preliminary responses, I buckled down and wrote a draft of the entire thing.

While I was just about finished with that draft, I got an unexpected email from Wipf and Stock saying they wanted to take on the Dave Matthews book. I went ahead and finished the manuscript for the other book while also beginning to talk contract stuff for the DMB book.

Fast forward to last week, when I signed an agreement with Apocryhile Press to publish my third book while still working on the second.

The tentative title is Prayer In Motion: Spiritual Practices for the Fidgety and Frantic, and will explore ways for busy people to pray in the midst of other activities such as exercise, driving kids to activities, walking in nature, and sitting in one's office.

If Coffeehouse Contemplative was a proposal that one's spirituality is meant to encompass one's entire life, Prayer In Motion will be an exploration of what that looks like in practice.

As mentioned, the draft is already done, and at this point I have to deal with all the pesky editing and formatting parts of the process. So it's still going to be at least a few more months until it comes fully birthed into the world.

I suddenly have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to my author career. I am amazed and bewildered and before I typed this sentence I just stared at the phrase "author career" for a few minutes.

So watch for two books from me sometime in 2018, or maybe one this year and the other next year.

And while you're waiting, check out Coffeehouse Contemplative if you haven't already.

Thanks, as always, for reading. And stay tuned for what comes next.