The Conflict Communications Manual is out to the first readers. Waiting on their feedback, and then the usual boring stuff and the book will be available. ConCom's big. I don't think I can overstate how big it is-- a functional taxonomy of all conflict-- but I feel a little animal screaming in the back of my head to not make it available. The deep parts of your brain, and mine, fears change. Especially profound and unpredictable change.
So... I need another writing project. It would be entirely too easy to vegetate right now.
The stuff on the table:
Principles-- A manual of the things that make other things work. Those principles of physics or geometry or mindset that apply to all techniques. This has been written for a long time, but it would need a lot more work, and pictures. Working with pictures and photographers is always a pain in the ass. Can someone genetically engineer a photographer who isn't flakey?
Concepts-- Experienced fighters don't think the way that other people do. There is an entirely different way of looking at the world. This might not be long enough for a real book.
Principles and Concepts-- Combine the above two.
Teaching Cops-- A manual on how to teach pros: cops, soldiers and operators. Will set some people off because, frankly, most people shouldn't. It's a waste of everybody's time. But if you have the right stuff or intend to do it anyway there are a bunch of things you need to know: rules and tools, paperwork, vernacular and how not to be a dick to a relatively tough audience.
Awareness-- Want to write it, but, frankly, Terry Trahan would do a better job, so I'm giving him a year to finish. So I can't write this one. Yet.
My lovely wife got me writing fiction some time ago and I quit about the time I became a sergeant... but there's some stuff floating around.
Godbox-- your typical science-fiction cowboy medical mystery.
Scars-- working title. Hard to describe.
So, what would you like to see out next? I'm blatantly using you for motivation. Which will it be? Or something completely different?
Jan 31st 2015 - If you are in the Bay Area ... This Saturday, 4 - 6pm ish. Book reading/discussion/Q and A on 'The Liar the Cheat and the Thief' + play, at Soja Martial Art...
4 days ago