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The Sciences

The Science of Kissing: Progress Update

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAugust 27, 2009 1:40 AM

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With less than five weeks to the kissing book deadline, I've just printed the entire manuscript for the first time. Until now I've been looking at limited sections as necessary to save paper, mostly working on the laptop. Its composition has been a very different process from Unscientific America with Chris because this time around, I'm responsible for every interview, staying on schedule, and balancing the project with other commitments. Tomorrow I'll head north to concentrate on editing, fact-checking, and overall structure. Blogging will continue and CM also returns next week. It's a bit strange to finally hold something that represents the culmination of countless hours of research and writing: A rather surreal experience when time and keystrokes suddenly become tangible. Metamorphosis. It's been quite a journey so far and the subject is vastly more intriguing than I could have imagined. And yet, pouring over the manuscript feels a bit like 'stopping by woods on a snowy evening'...

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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