D: What’s this I hear about your tenth book?
C: What do you hear?
D: What are you working on?
D: Is it your tenth book?
C: It is, if you count the ones I’ve edited.
D: I’d say those count.
C: Of the nine I’ve, I think four are edited and five are authored.
D: Tell me the edited volumes first.
C: You know the pair of Christmas books.
D: Childhood Dreams and Friendship Farm.
C: And I did a pair on the Iraq war.
D: Those weren’t edited, though.
C: You’re right. But they come to mind now. I guess we’re doing pairs first.
D: Those two were Ugly War and Soldier of Misfortune.
C: I can think of two more pairs now.
D: What are they?
C: The first pair I wrote as an academic.
D: Yes, Logic of Conflict and The Last Jeffersonian.
C: I didn’t know you knew anything about my academic days!
D: Of course I do.
C: I’ll bet you know the two books on revolution, too.
D: Revolution in the Air and Revolution on the Ground.
C: That brings us up to eight.
D: So what’s the last one?
C: It’s the one about you!
C: Sure, I Tell You. That’s another edited one.
D: That’s right. I like that one the best.
C: You would.
D: Don’t get fresh.
C: So it looks like we need to change our count.
D: What do you mean?
C: That is, three edited volumes, and six authored.
D: Not bad.
C: When do you think Infamy will be done?
D: Can’t tell. I like your plan, though.
C: What’s that?
D: Keep scheduling posts at TJ. When you get to the last post –
C: You mean the last post I plan to include in the book?
D: That’s right. The date on the last post becomes the date you want to publish the book.
C: E-book or paper?
D: It’s up to you of course. You have control over when the digital version appears.
C: That’s the bad thing about paper. You don’t have control.
D: Still, I think you’re right to aim for paper for this one.
C: I love to write, but selling books is hard.
D: I’ll help you.
C: You will?
D: Yes, you just follow my lead.
C: Alright, I will.
D: Are you ready to retire.