Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Congestion, Creativity, and Current Events

Greetings, everyone!

My appearance has been a bit sporadic, and it has nothing to do with not having the will.  It's more so the fact that just when I'm starting to get back in the swing of things, something else comes along to knock the wind out of my sails.

Ebay would make tons of money if they offered new immune systems.  I'd get one of those in a minute!  It hasn't failed yet.  I am guaranteed to get at least four flu like colds (or cold-like flus) a year--one for each season.  Summer colds are definitely the worst!  Also, the grass and pollen in NJ aggravates my allergies.  At times, allergies and colds are jocking for position.

In this instance, I think I just have an extended cold.  It sucks because one side of my nostril is stuffy but the other one isn't really stuffy at all.  At this point, I would rather my nose be runny because at least the mucus would come out, and I could somewhat breathe.  Food I normally would eat just tastes strange.  I've been drinking mostly fluids because I'm noticing my appetite is decreasing again.

I haven't had a chance to post the Fitness Entries, but I have slowly started making my way back into the gym.  The workouts have left me feeling a bit exhausted rather than invigorated.  I have discovered that working out with a cold or any type of aggravation with my immune system spells disaster, so I've been trying not to push myself too hard.

However I have been doing some much needed reorganizing around the apartment, which includes moving around some furniture.  One of the wood shelves of my bookcase decided to go on the attack, so there's a bit of a bruise on the leg.  The initial peeling of skin is healed, but I'm definitely going to have to invest in some cocoa butter.

Wood=1; No Labels=0

As far as my current project, Reflections of Soul, there has been a tiny bit of hiccup with the original publisher I chose.  I'm not saying it still won't go through with them, but it's taking a bit of extended time to get everything to full specifications.  I may need a bit of outside expertise to see it until the end.  

I do have another publishing platform as a back up in case this falls through.  I was primarily going to use them for any hardcover copies, but I may have to rethink it.  If I do use them, I will use a different cover to designate between it and the one I'm trying to get published via the first venue.

I have opened myself to having this book available to those who are accustomed to using an ereader.  I do admit I still like the feel of a book in my hand, but the times have changed.  Even in the environment at my office, everyone has an ereader or a phone that is capable of reading books.  I have to adapt with the times.

For the past couple of days, I've been tinkering with making Reflections of Soul available in ebook form.  Quite a few people have been telling me about Smashwords, and I've gotten a chance to interact with some great writers on there so far.  I figure it is worth a try.  

So there is a possibility the ebook may be available before the printed copy.

Once everything is a go, I will spread the word.  Who knows?  I may throw in a coupon for you to check it out for free, just as a big "Thank You" for the support.


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