>> I would suspect you're probably being a perfectionist about it.
No other way is acceptable to me.
>> How many pages do you have so far? How fleshed out is it?
The initial manuscript is about 75% done.
>> What's missing?
Oh man. I have to do tons and tons of rewriting and self-editing. What I have currently is information. I have to put a lot of work into making it into a story.
>> Have you recently sought feedback about your manuscript as it currently stands?
Yes, from selected historians and writers whom I deeply trust. I've only shown tiny parts to general readers. It's not ready.
>> We need the first MARCH-Press book to come out already!
I hope to publish this someplace mainstream, but it will probably go through a university press. I've had initial conversations with MIT and Rutgers.
I'm already thinking about ideas for my next book! It would be a new twist (which I can't yet reveal, lest someone swipe the idea) on the established story of the homebrew computing generation.