'Happy Face' photo (c) 2009, Anthony Easton - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It’s been a somewhat trying three weeks, but I was just able to finish my 17,000 word first chapter for the third volume in my student motivation series (the first one was Helping Students Motivate Themselves and the second was Self-Driven Learning).

And, though I’m admittedly biased, I think it’s pretty good.

I’ve got to put that book on hold for awhile, now, though (I’m not planning to finish it until early next year), so I can work on the Ebook collection of my Ed Week columns that Education Week is planning on publishing (all author royalties for that one — meager though they may be — will be going to the National Writing Project). That should be out in the fall.