I’m doing the same kinds of things I did with Groovy in Action, coming to the text with fresh eyes: I’m technically competent but don’t have any expertise in the subject matter. This means I can see it as a “real” reader would, challenge the assumptions, point out places which need more explanation etc. I’m also polishing the language a bit and adding a few informative notes. I suspect by the end there won’t be a single paragraph that I’ve written in its entirety, but there’ll also be few paragraphs which I haven’t touched at all.
It’s exciting to get a chance to work on the book, and I hope I’m improving it. Check it out, join the MEAP, and give us feedback :)
I have a couple of other books on the back-burner at the moment too; hopefully I’ll be able to give more details reasonably soon.