For those of you wondering: We did finish the first draft of the book by the end of 2007. Now it's time to re-read and revise our structure and our content.
The first draft followed our original outline, but several themes and ideas have become apparent that must be explained and dealt with before we jump into what we already have. We have also found that many of our ideas are simply not clear enough, or glossed over, and need to be rehashed.
So it's "back to the drawing board". Unfortunately, I'm really bad at editing my own writing. Thus, Jason is at the helm for the moment and I'm bracing myself for the rewrites. I typically respond poorly to constructive corrections, so this will we hard--what do you mean it wasn't perfect the first time?!