I wrote that last post, had about one night of two hours of recreation, and then did the math and realized that I didn’t get any more time off until my vacation starts at the end of next week. Unless I finish early (fingers crossed.) I can only count on getting about five days of productive work in during a given week, and I wanted to be finished next Wednesday night, if possible. See, I’ve been fighting off a cold and I learned when I did that draft of DbC 4 and then went straight into a convention that if I do that, I’ll get pneumonia, so I’m relatively certain that if I do my normal 5 hour nights during this book, my immune system will lose the fight and I’ll get sick right away. So I figured I need to add at least one extra day into that schedule.
So, at the end of the first week, I’m pretty close to halfway done. By the time you read this, I should be halfway done. Its going pretty well.
Meanwhile, Audible rejected DbC 2 again, for technical reasons. At least one of those reasons was super valid and would have been very embarrassing if it had made it through (it was shrapnel left over from a change they made us make the first time around). We’ve made those changes and I’ve done a full audit of the files. I think I’ve found all the little glitches. We’re reuploading them for approval.
Meanwhile I’m trying not to fall behind on DbC 6, which is where all that loss of sleep usually goes. So far, that’s worked out because I’ve had a couple events cancel, but we’ll see if that holds up.
That’s all for this week. Even with the enforced extra sleep, I’m very, very tired. Hopefully I’ll stop being sick soon.
But the work doesn’t stop just because I feel like crap.
The next installment awaits...Slouching Towards Amazon: LTUE Post Mortem