Thursday, June 09, 2011

Book Progress

I am almost up to 54,000 words on my book manuscript. That is 190 pages double spaced. I hope to get a completed first draft done sometime in August.


Leo Tolstoy said...

I'm at about 25,000 myself. I also have to polish my article for Buenos Aires in July and expand a conference paper for late August. I'm enjoying the book, but the papers seem to short to accomplish anything.

J. Otto Pohl said...


I did not know you were working on another book. What is it on, the Tsarist genocide against the Circassians? Or is it on something else?

I alsoknow the feeling about too short to do anything. The limit of 8,000 words makes it difficult say anything of substance. On the other hand the minimum 80,000 words for a book seems a bit long for short monographs.

Leo Tolstoy said...

Yes, the new book is analyzing the genocide as a multigenerational process. Also laying some of the blame at Britain and France's door, and showing how it still continues in the form of historical revisionism by hacks like Bliev and Degoev. I'll be looking that the 2014 Sochi Olympics as the latest showdown between the Circassians and the Russians.