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?
C-C-Cold ... - Yeah, yeah, we're pansies here in the Willamette Valley, but that Arctic cold front that blew through and iced down the country is squatting on us, too. ...
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