Editing the Book and Prepping the Podcast

Hi everyone,

The book has made it through the first round of readers and a development edit. That’s a fancy way of saying I have a lot of work to do to prepare the book for publication.  I’m digging in now, a few hours a day, and will have the next draft in about a month.

My head has been spinning with all the book titles we’ve considered. Given the sheer volume of possibilities, I can guarantee we have considered all the options!

The Baby Crazy Podcast Is Coming

In the meantime — a podcast is on the way. I’m interviewing experts in parenting  — authors, moms, and dads — about what it’s like to be a parent over forty with a young child. It’s been fun and the interviews have been really entertaining and informative. Soon I’ll be asking for some feedback about your experiences being a parent. There will be a call in line you can use to record your thoughts. As long as you don’t swear or anything 🙂 I will play your recorded comments on the show.

One way I am going to ask for comments is to post prompts like this one.

Have a listen, and comment!


Getting Ready and Looking at Book Covers

Here’s an update on my progress with the book. I have a first draft!  It is being circulated now among early editors. After I get some feedback, it will go to my content editor, then a copy editor, and then on to publication in the fall. It’s exciting. I feel differently about this book than I do about my others. This one is different because it is in the “creative nonfiction” category. It’s all true except for the parts I made up.

A big decision is coming — what title? And what should the cover look like? Here are a few ideas that I’ve mocked up. After I get some feedback, a graphic artist will take it from there. If you see one you like please click on it.

Thanks!  Lee




A First Draft

A big moment today. Well, two big moments. Bodhi lost his first tooth and his father has completed a first draft. A first draft of what?

Together, Bodhi and his father are working on a book-length version of the baby diaries, also known as Overfifty/Underfive.

Coming next – we will be posting cover mockups and asking for your vote on the title.


Book Project in the Works

Greetings fans of this blog. Although it was mostly written by a baby, with a few of them written by his father, I (the father) have decided to assemble a book project from all these wonderful pieces. I will be creating an anthology of all the blogs published here, plus some deeper wisdom if I can find some, and collect it all into an ebook and hardcover edition. The working title is The Private Diary of An American Baby. Look for it in the fall of 2017.

In the meantime, Bodhi will keep posting his own work, including podcasts. I hope you enjoy them.