It's been a long time since I've talked about Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault, and I don't want to jinx myself by saying this stuff, but it looks like Tim Johnston and I are much closer to making the book a physical thing that will come into the world, hopefully, before world war three begins.
When I wrote OIF is My Fault, no one had ever dropped the MOAB (but I knew what it was). When I wrote the book, I'd never considered that Donald Trump could ever be president of the U.S. When I wrote the book, I had no children and I never thought I'd be a father to daughters (I sure am glad that I've been that lucky though). When I wrote the book, things were a lot different than they are now, but one thing that's clear to me as I re-read these essays is that I still believe the things I wrote in the book, and I don't know how I could have said them better, and I am lucky that I've had people who believed in me and what I was writing along the way.
I want to thank all the people who've expressed interest in writing reviews and blurbs or just saying that they're excited to read the book. It means a lot to me. It seems like there is always another book being published and everyone is telling you that the book is a "must-read" because that's what advertising is supposed to do. You need to sell books if you want to make money so that you can afford to write more books so that you can sell the new ones and so on and so on. So to anyone who is still able to muster excitement for this book, I am grateful.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault is much closer to publication than it's ever been, and this has been made possible by Tim Johnston at Little Presque Books. Hopefully all the time and effort put into doing this book "the right way" will mean that it is better designed to do its job.
In order to "celebrate" finishing another round of copy edits on OIF is My Fault, Waiting for the Enemy is free today and tomorrow on Kindle. Just go here to grab a copy: Free Copy of Waiting for the Enemy (expires on May 3rd). I hope everyone has a great week.
Also: here is the trailer for Waiting for the Enemy from a hundred years ago: