Thanks to everyone who made My Big Announcement fun for me. And thanks for your kind words. (I'm definitely noting down those book-title suggestions for future projects.)
The name of the brave man who contacted me is Brian Thomasson, Senior Developmental and Acquisitions Editor for David C. Cook. The particular post that struck Brian as maybe having some good ideas for a book is the one on sarkicophobia, though the book will be a good bit broader in scope than that.
Never having exactly done this before, I proposed a manuscript deadline for myself that is... well.... Let's put it like this: when I told Phil, there was a pause, then a disconcerting peal of hearty laughter, followed by "Good luck with that!"
Unnerving response. So I've been working like a madman, and already have the hardest six chapters drafted out. Praise God! Lots more to do, though.
So I have to trim my time. My dear wife and family are being very understanding and supportive and sacrificial. I stepped down from leading the Men's Fellowship, at least for the present. And I'm taking time off from work here and there.
What else to trim? Well, what I do at my blog I usually can wheedle in while I'm doing other things. But the posts at Pyro as a rule take up more of my otherwise-free time. So that is going to have to change, temporarily.
I have some more NEXT!s lined up to scatter here and there, and maybe a post on this and that. I have
What I need to do is make like Chicago and put out a few "Greatest Hits."
There's where you come in, Dear Reader.
Not for this thread, but in a future post, I'll ask for suggestions as to which from the last three years might make for good summer re-runs. You might be thinking now of which ones you might suggest. In fact, I hoping to make it a contest. There may be valuable gifts and prizes.
And now... you know that.