Many thanks for all the kind words in person, by email, on the blog, or on facebook to the news about the publisher for The Birth of Territory. I also appreciated Teo Ballvé’s comments at Territorial Masquerades –
One nice thing about this project has been learning about its various stages of development through his blog. It’d be nice if more authors developed this kind of approach to producing the shiny, mystified things we call “books.” Observers can learn a lot from seeing other people’s torturous path toward the finished product.
Yes, that has been part of the idea behind this blog. Even though The Birth of Territory will be my twelfth book – the fifth authored, along with seven edited, co-edited or translated – the process is always torturous, complicated, and usually has moments (or in this case months) of doubt and uncertainty.