Summer Colds Suck

on June 29, 2011 in Misc

I can SO not function when I have a bad head cold.

That includes not being able to write more than a few words for this blog.

I could tell that my body was heaving itself downhill this last Saturday when I donated blood. I hadn’t done that for a couple years and I’ve never had a problem before.  But a few hours after being a pint low, I was sprawled out on my sofa.  By Sunday my throat was going raw.  I think I’m past the worst of it now, but I’m still a whiny, sneezing mess.  So please forgive me if I’m absent for yet another couple days.

On the bright side, I’m halfway through proofing The Compass Master.  But damn!  There are more mistakes than I’d hoped for, so I’ll be paying CreateSpace more to include all my corrections.  But then they’ve made mistakes too:  the number of lines per page is off on about 15% of the pages.

Next week I’ll be seeing the semi-finished cover (wrap-around) for my book.  Because the artist I hired went WAY overboard in his enthusiasm and designed more of it than I anticipated (he’s friend of my sister in Santa Fe and a nice guy), CreateSpace is giving me a partial refund on their cover service and pretty much just adding the title, blurb, etc.  But I’m still excited about seeing it.

Take care, ya’ll.  And stay healthy.

2 Responses to “Summer Colds Suck”

  1. ann says:

    Bummer! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Helena says:

    Ann — I’m feeling a little better, but I sound worse.