Completed the final major edit of the manuscript today with a bag of ice on my right foot. Small injury which hopefully will not stop me from running a marathon with my wife this Sunday in Toronto.

Four years of work comes to a close (almost -- lots of noddley work during the final edit/layout production stage), but the heavy lifting is all but done now.

I'll spend the next two weeks doing a final literature search for relevant articles published this year and formatting the text for peer review.

98,814 words, over 611,000 characters, approximately 3/4 million key strokes.

I'll start my next book this November . . .