So, as it turns out, Monday ended up being my 'rest day' after all.
My wife and I had a bunch of chores to run today -- well, not all of them were chores, we finally got around to having a professional photo shoot of our son (almost 6 months now, holy crap!), which turned out pretty darned good if you ask me... the lil' bugger's a darn sight more photogenic than I am.
Anyways, by the time everything was done, by the time we'd set foot back in the house... well, it was almost 8pm. And since today's a civic holiday, meaning the gym closes at weekend hours (8pm) yeah... I missed the boat there.
So what does that mean for yours truly?
It means that Tuesday's gonna suck. I get to come back to work after a week off, try to catch up and keep up with current workload levels... and not let my workout slide.
I'm aiming for a lunchtime workout. We'll see how that goes.
On the bright side: Short work week! Right? Right?!
In other news -- and, really, I'm kind of burying the lead here, but here it goes:
The print editions of 404 are sorted out and online! You can get the softcover here and the hardcover here. (and no, I haven't forgotten those of you who've been with me from the start -- you'll still be getting a free printed copy. Many apologies for the wait!)
See, one of the things that slowed me down with this project -- and believe me, I wanted this up and running a long time ago -- was that as I started to prep this thing for print, I realized that there were certain parts of the book that I just wasn't happy with. So I went in and, over the last many months of small moments of free time, I rewrote it. A lot of it is stuff that just allows it to read better, the wording is a lot stronger in some places, but there are some moments that I felt needed to be expanded upon -- that I really sort of breezed over earlier -- so I went back and I did them justice.
All-in-all, I think it's a much stronger read than my earlier edition and I'm proud as all heck to have this thing go out to print.
As a pretty interesting bit of news for my fellow would-be self-published Canadians: Did you know that you can get free ISBN numbers from the government?
I did not. In fact, I almost bought one (they're like $125 a pop!). Thankfully, a Google search and a bit of digging showed me the way. Of course it's not an instantaneous thing, it takes around 10 days to get set up and running, etc... but it's a pretty sweet setup for the low, low cost of free!
Not too shabby!
Anyways, it's been an eventful day but that's it for now. More to come tomorrow.
P.S: I know that those book prices are a bit steep unfortunately, like 80+ percent of the cost is Lulu.com's charges. Off the softcover, at $12 for the book, I make $2.06 profit. Yeah.
That said, if you're okay with a digital copy (for your Kindle, PC, iPhone/iPad or otherwise) you can always get a copy of that here for $1.99. Just sayin'.