Every few weeks, someone will ask me “what ever happened with Young Donald?” or (passive-aggressively) “did your book come out and I totally missed it?” or (just aggressively) “can I get my $20 back?”
Well, like a lonely man sitting in an underground bunker waiting for the Secret Service to tell him it’s safe to come out, the Young Donald manuscript has been locked away (in the intense editorial process) for some time now, waiting for the right moment to emerge into the world. Very good progress is definitely being made and with some luck that moment is coming (soon-ish). But, it is still months away, I’m afraid.
In the meantime, please stay safe, feel hopeful and inspired by the world’s sudden focus on racism and social justice and find time to get outside and enjoy some masked recreation and/or protest. And, as always, I’m sure the Ukrainian hackers that control Young Donald’s twitter account would appreciate your support.
A quick update on Young Donald’s journey to publication.
I received a set of excellent and very thorough comments from the editor late last year which has now resulted in a completely revised draft of the manuscript. Ironically, as the real Donald seems increasingly like a caricature of a human being, the character of Young Donald is becoming fuller and more multi-dimensional. The revised draft is now back with the editor.
In the meantime, please follow Young Donald on Twitter @novel_young. I am sure the Ukrainian hackers who have taken control of that account would appreciate a larger follower base.
And thanks to the 55 people who attended the Young Donald Supporters Party (and coincidentally new years eve party) on December 31!