“In the can” in the sense of wrapping up a film, as opposed to in the circular filing cabinet (or worse, the room with a view of the bidet). Just wanted to clarify that. In any case, with a September 1st deadline to deliver the Nikola Tesla book to the publisher I have to finish a chapter a week for the next two months. Chapter 1 – A Scientific Rock Star is Born – is now done.
“Done,” of course, doesn’t mean actually done. I will still need to do significant editing, pull out sidebar quotes (it will be a very visually appealing book), and obtain the photos to be used. But the substance is complete.
And Chapter 1 isn’t the only part of the book that is written. I recently completed a short preface that sets the stage for Tesla’s contributions, peculiarities, and legacies. I also have pieces of other chapters, an appendix, and ideas for how to incorporate some of his writings.
Next step is to scope out Chapter 2 – Coming of Age in Europe. By this time next week I hope to be putting the finishing touches on the chapter. Wish me luck.
BTW, the photo is of a stained glass window in the Passage Světozor (a shopping mall) in Prague, Czech Republic. Courtesy of Wiki Commons.
More on my Nikola Tesla book.