Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sept Dare Day 29 - Tired, Possibly Virus Laden

Long tiring day at work but I think I'm clear for the rest of the week (some minor duties). The bad news is I may have caught something. A friend and co-worker has caught something that has left her ribs too sore to cough any more. I now have a cough and a scratchy throat. I sometimes get that this time of year because of the dry air, and the amount of talking I have to do with students. (I had a student today who, unfortunately, got lost at the beginning of her teacher's lecture and never understood a thing after that. So I had to go over the whole concept of setting up div tags and css files - all the theory behind it, and everything. This is, though, why I get paid the big bucks - at least when they pay me in those oversized joke dollars.)

Sales have been slow this late September, but I had and odd flash of sales, and my first review at Barnes and Noble. (Plus a couple more reviewers have requested review copies.) I will update you tomorrow on the overall progress of the eBook Experiment, and my new plans to shift into higher gear.

On the writing front - the ending is coming along really nicely. But it's slow because I am able to get so much more depth into it. It's taking multiple passes for every page. Some loose ends I was planning on carrying over into the next book (reluctantly) are tying themselves up just in the right way. I think I now have resolution with promises of things to come. But we'll see.


JournoMich said...

So sorry you're sick. I hope it isn't as bad as you fear and departs quickly.

As to your writing--sounds like it's coming along great! What fantastic outlook you have for your ending. Looking forward to more updates.


Rachel said...

are you getting better now? You may try Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious scratchy throat.

The Daring Novelist said...

As I mentioned in the next post, I cured it with a nice big serving of authentic Ma Po Do Fu, and some Sichuan green beans.

Thanks to you both for your concerns. I've still got whatever it is, but it hasn't risen to the level of a real cold yet.