Dec 14

In August I wrote a blog about how I had finished the first draft of my book. Four months later I sent it to the publisher. I hope this time, finally, I am done with it.

The first draft is the first draft of course, as stupid as that sounds. Two months later it was ready to go. The problem was the Americans. Not every American you understand, just those who play for the national football / soccer team. They were the people responsible, the culprits if you will, because they didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

So I had to write three new sections for the book, then edit those. It’s done, once and for all. Though probably not quite. Because we have had to rename it, redo the cover, rejig things, it means they will probably end up switching around some of the chapters and changing the order and such. Thus things I refer to as the reader already having read will come later. So my guess is there will be bits and pieces still to tidy up.

But to all intents and purposes, it’s finished. It’s been a labour / labor of love for sure, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I am glad it’s completed. Writing books take up a lot of your time, especially when they involve researching a tournament that’s been going on for almost a century.

So Christmas is fast approaching, January has me deep in soccer-coaching season, February brings Mardi Gras. Then maybe I’ll get my head up and see what happens next. Some changes down the line I feel.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone,


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