As some of you may have noticed, I have been very quiet. That’s because I have been very busy.
Tonight I finished the last sentence of the last chapter of “The Book”; the Biography and Civil war Diary of my g-g-g-grandfather, William Ellis Jones, II. The book is going to be called “The Spirits of Bad Men Made Perfect”, which is an homage to a line in William’s Civil War Diary, and (I think at least) a perfect metaphor for the mythology of the Lost Cause.
There is much more work to do. I have to complete the footnotes, finish two Appendices, write an Acknowledgements page, and go through the thing with a fine tooth comb for style, grammar, etc. – but it’s damn close.
Monday morning I begin searching in earnest for publishers.
I am so happy, and so proud of this accomplishment (I started working on this project in 2006), that I could just dance a jig and then spit!