By Mark Alpert
Me to Editor: I’m writing the book’s epilogue right now. As we speak.
Me: Yes! I’m, like, three paragraphs from the end. And I’m pushing aside everything else to get it done. No phone calls, no emails, no social media, no blog posts. I’m not even reading the newspaper.
Editor: So you didn’t hear what happened with Paul Manafort?
Me: Okay, I read that story. I mean, I had to. But nothing else, I swear.
Editor: All right, all right. Just send me the manuscript as soon as you can.