Hey Peg, I have started working on my book. I have 13 chapters written and working on my 14th. It's really going well. I saw the Malice contest, but I don't think I'll finish in time. If you want to take a peek, the link is http://www.goodreads.com/profile/lovemyfrogs . Thanks for the friendship.
Interesting post. I'm currently editing a behavior management text book for an educator who believes in never giving up on any student, that every student can be reached if you try enough variables. It's a nice idea, but I think you're closer to the truth of it.
Read the Learning Curve post and immediately recognised that particular precipice. Then I read your other posts and your website and thought 'I should friend this person.' In reality I should befriend this person but I guess we are all now trapped in blogspeak. The whole 'we published it, now you sell it' thing is a bit of a shocker. Something I found very helpful was put together by a bloke named Ian Irvine - I was a bit grumpy that I didn't discover it until after my first book came out. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~irvinei/publishing.html