You may have noticed that I’ve been a little distant the last few days, if you’ve tried to raise me via IM or email.

I may continue to fly relatively under the radar for at least the next 10 days, for you see: I’m writing a book.

More accurately, Art Lindsey and I are collaboratively editing a book.  I’ve finally reached some logical ending points in this series of scribblings I’ve been working on. The topics and areas of focus are politics and technology, the online video business, and the Old/New Media dichotomy.

When I finally looked up and realized I said all I needed to say, I had put to paper about 300,000 words.

That, apparently, is a lot.

Art’s going to help me pare it down and focus the whole thing.  I’m not sure how long this is going to take, but I expect this to be the easier stage than the writing part. Putting all these thoughts down has taken more than a year to do, I’m hoping we can edit it in much less time.

Wish me luck.