A day-by-day history of U2, now in its second edition.


Manuscript Done – One Last Question

By on January 29, 2011 in Call for Help, Writing with 24 Comments

Last night at about 11:00 pm, I finished the manuscript and all associated documents for the 2nd edition of U2-A Diary! I’ll be sending Omnibus a little more than 40,000 words and the new book should be 400 pages total when it comes out this summer. But I have one last question for U2 fans. […]

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By on January 2, 2008 in Writing with 11 Comments

At exactly 12:11 a.m. today (Wednesday, January 2), I made the final edit on U2, A Diary, saved the massive MS Word document, and declared the manuscript finished. I think I smiled. 🙂 I sent it via e-mail to Omnibus Press shortly after that, and then crashed into bed and slept. Zzzzzzz. So, now, several […]

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It’s a Musical Journey

By on December 25, 2007 in Writing with 0 Comments

The snow’s coming down (Christmas) I’m watching it fall (Christmas) Just my family around (Christmas) And I’m almost done… Santa Claus brought me a stack of new CDs, which has made today’s writing a very enjoyable musical journey (when not interrupted by the occasional break to help a child put together a train set, for […]

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The Obligatory Bono Quote

By on December 24, 2007 in Writing with 1 Comment

Just wanted to let you all know that U2 Diary will include everyone’s favorite pre-album Bono quote: “Edge, right now, is on fire. He’s really rockin’. He’s playing guitar like I’ve never seen him playing guitar.” I won’t tell you the exact date/diary entry the quote is associated with (there are several possibilities!), so you […]

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By on November 26, 2007 in Writing with 0 Comments

Whew! After what seems like forever, I’m finally done putting all of the concert dates into the book. What a colossal project that was…. Next up: adding/confirming all the various dates of releases of albums, singles, and so forth. Another mammoth project, I’m assuming. 182,000+ words in the manuscript at the moment, in case you’re […]

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