In a burst of productivity over the past week, I finished writing my book introduction. I wrote a book proposal, revised my table of contents, and updated my vita. I'll be contacting publishers within the week.
But that isn't to say the book is done, or even done for now. I still have to revise Chapter Five and write my coda. And now that I'm re-reading my already-revised chapters, I'm realizing that they're not always doing what my introduction says they're doing; parts of them are still mired in my older conception of the project, and parts of them are just weak. They'll need further revisions before I can send out the entire manuscript.
Since I have nothing else to say, and probably won't for weeks, here's a peak at my deathless prose. (And by "deathless" I mean: "already re-revised out of existence.")