The back is better now (thanks for asking) but at what cost? No coffee, man that's rough. I was ruined for a solid day after going off coffee, and have stabilized since, but I am not as productive. Coffee is diesel. You can roll across the country on that. Tea is solar power. You do real well for a while! And then it's been dark out for five or six hours and everything halts. So, this coffee ban might end soon, since I gotta lotta book stuff to do.
Today and tomorrow, though, I'm getting off book stuff, because my old friend Tom is in town with his kids and his mom. We're all going out to Joshua Tree (please don't rob me, now that you know I won't be home), along with other old friends Jason, Layne, Becky, Joseph -- I just came from a brunch with those guys and it was not only great to see them all, it was also nice to spend a couple hours not working on book stuff.
Oh! I should note that I checked the Amazon rankings last night, and Clique was briefly #57 in its category (YA relationships > "dating & sex"). I was just behind someone who's a big deal and ahead of someone else who's kind of a big deal. I took this screen grab because the cover similarities made me laugh: