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Hey, everyone, I just wanted to give you guys an update on my progress with my book. I was originally going to make this a blog post on my site, but my blogging software and my web host are not getting along, so I decided to post it here. Anywho, I'll quit with the "jibba-jabba" and get on with the post...

As some of you have probably noticed, my site has largely gone unmaintained for a while now, and details of my book, un-updated. Without getting too into the details, I will only say that many other things came up which demanded my time and attention. As much as I wish I could spend every moment of every day working on magic and my book, reality just doesn't work that way. But, now, like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, whirring back to life after years of inactivity, I'm back in business.

First things, first. For all of you who have sent me emails and PMs, concerned about me (but mostly about Obscuring Reality), thank you. And as for everyone else, I'm sure you are just as curious as to how far out the book still is. Well, before I get there, allow me to beat around the bush a little more...

Let me explain why my original estimated release date was wrong. One, I had never written a book before this one, so I had almost nothing to base my estimate on and had no clue about the level of intense devotion a book truly takes. Two, other, more important things got in the way (as I mentioned before). Those things have passed, so now it is back to work for me. So, I bet you're asking yourself, "After 2 years, how far along is the book?" Well, since you asked, I'll tell you.

Here is a rough overview of what I've done and what I still have to do: I have finished the writing and only need to do about one more pass to make sure nothing was left out. I have created all of the illustrations, but now I have the task of annotating them. I have done my cover and page design, but still must figure out the final composition and actually put it together. After that, it can be sent to the printer and it will be out, barring any other unforeseen problems.

So, now I bet you're wondering when the book will be out. Well, quite frankly, I don't know. Up until recently, my site said mid-2006, but I think we all know that was wrong. I don't want to put down another date, only to have it pass as well. That would drive me crazy, and (judging by the number of emails you guys have sent me) it drives you crazy too. I would love to have the book finished by June or July, but that is wishful thinking, not a deadline. I finally have time to devote to my book and magic again, so hopefully it won't be too much longer.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support thus far, and interest in the book. I really think that once the book is out, you will find it was worth the wait. I also hope that I can find time to post here more often. I have been visiting the site when I had some free time, but haven't had the time to respond.

Thank you again for all of your support and interest. I hope to have some progress to report soon.

Nick Fox

PS: If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to PM me here, or email me through my website.
"Obscuring Reality"- Gone but not forgotten...
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Sounds interesting! I would very much be interested in checking out a book on larger illusions. It's not really what I do, but a good book on effects is a good book on effects, and I love those!

Looking forward to hearing more about it as you progress further.
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