Goodbye, dear book.

tombstone

This post marks the end of my work on the Nørwegian Style book.

I’ve spent more than a year working on it. The past six months have been filled with anger and frustration. The files have been with someone else for that time, and it seems that they won’t ever be finished, nor will I be allowed to finish them myself.

I feel that I can’t promise that the book will ever be done, and there’s nothing I can do about it except start all over. I’m not willing to do that now. So to preserve my own sanity, and to be able to move on to other work, I’m letting go of this project.

Goodbye, dear book. I hope they’ll finish you some day” If I see you, I’ll buy you.

6 thoughts on “Goodbye, dear book.

  1. I was looking forward to this book, and am disappointed that I’ll never see it.

    Collaboration is difficult, especially if you don’t see someone on a regular basis. Online collaboration is damn near impossible with someone who isn’t in your monkeysphere. I think this is why I prefer small projects I can do alone.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what was the hold up?

  2. It’s a difficult situation, since the hold-up is situated in my monkeysphere, so to speak. So I really don’t want to say too much about it…

    Other people are trying to pick up the pieces at the moment, so we’ll see what happens. I’ll definitely post about it here if the book ever comes out. Right now, though, I’m not holding my breath.

  3. Sorry to hear about this! I would so much wanted to hold this book in my hands. I hope all the material that would have been in the book are here. I hope all the best and wish that the book will become reality in one way or the other.

  4. Norwegian Style had to die. How could it else rise from the grave as Norwegian Zombie Style?
    Condolences Matthijs, and hope that this book gets published somehow sometime in the future.

  5. I don’t know you, man, and I just got here from some roleplaying site. But as a student of writing, let me tell you that you are very brave. Whether it’s the right thing or not: you’re very brave.
    And it’s probably the right thing, too.

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