Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why I Have Not Been Blogging

See that? It's a puppy. It's cute. It's deceptively cute.

Do you value your time?

If you do, do not get one of these. They are harder than you think.

However: I am writing. The sensemaking chapter is nearly done. It is coming to something like 200 pages. When it is done I will release it by itself, so you have it. The two chapters remaining in Volume One will be far shorter, so I expect (hope) to have VI out in print by the end of the summer or fall or something.

Did I mention I'm splitting up the book into three volumes? I may not have.
  1. Introduction and Basic Guide to Participatory Narrative Inquiry.
  2. PNI Storybook: Everything written from my own experiences, including all case studies (20-25) and all sections written based on my notes (like "What to expect when expecting stories"). [EDIT: I should have said that this volume will also include several case studies from the experiences of other people who have graciously allowed me to include them. Not new case studies: the same ones as previously were included in the second edition of the (one) book.]
  3. Advanced topics in PNI: Mostly essays from the blog, plus some parts trimmed out from Volume I to keep it from breaking anybody's foot if they drop it.
If all goes well, all three volumes may be out by the end of the year.

Wouldn't that be something.


Anonymous said...

Good luck: the task is huge!
Stephane Dangel

Unknown said...

Like! Can't wait to see the new version of the book(s).

Cynthia Kurtz said...

Thanks Stephane and John! Can't wait to get the new version of the book(s) to everyone!

And yes Stephane the task is huge, and that's nobody's fault but my own. We must all work with ourselves, faults and all. I can only hope that appreciation for my efforts will be accompanied with forgiveness for overdoing the whole thing.