Sometimes you just have to write a blog post about two completely unrelated things!!
I'm amazed that week one of summer school is over. It FLEW! I wondered if I would hate working since I'm so used to being off work during the summer, but I don't mind it. As mentioned previously, every day is a bit easier. We've had new kids trickle in daily and I sure hope they put a stop to that after this week because it's way too hard to try to catch those kids up to what we've been doing.
We were very excited to finally be able to access Write Source and I planned for the kids to spend today working on a short assignment. Not one kid was able to log-in! Eeek! I'm not sure what happened with the passwords but it was kind of a mess for awhile. Fortunately I have learned over the years to always have a backup! I made myself a student account so I could at least show the kids what they will see when it finally works. Our data person spent the last two days doing nothing but working on Write Source (which I'm sure she just loved doing--hello boring!) and finally we seem to be set. I logged in as a few of my kids to make sure it's working. I'm crossing my fingers that Monday we can (finally!) hit the ground running!
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In other super exciting news, my book is just about ready to be released. I let about 30 people have an unedited Kindle copy (not released to the public) and got great feedback and was able to make some small revisions based on that. I'm shooting for a publication date of July 4 since that is Independence Day and this book celebrates MY independence. I did not publish it under my own name--I just made one up. I decided it was wise to be a bit discrete. Not for me--I could care less about that--but for my own kids.
Here's my cover:
I ran into a small snag with my printer because the cover's text seemed to disappear once the file was uploaded. I'm not sure how that happened! I have to call them tomorrow to get that straightened out. It'd be kind of ridiculous to buy a book with only a picture on the cover and no text! (The Phoenix picture is there, my logo and the bar code all showed up but none of the text did for some weird reason.) Once that gets fixed, I can officially approve the proof and they will begin to print it for release on July 4!
Once I get my publisher's copies, I will also be giving away 5 copies right here on my lil ole blog! Stay tuned!