24 Sep Writing in the Cotswolds
Trying to write a book while running a company and having the government knocking on your door calls for drastic measures. I needed to get the heck out of Dodge. Someplace in a different time zone would be nice. A place that is quiet and peaceful. A place where I can concentrate and execute. There is nothing like the English countryside in the fall to be inspired to write.
The good news: I found a beautiful cottage online via VRBO.com. I even scored an upgrade on Delta, so I slept all the way to London. The bad news: I also scored a tail-kicking cold. With two laptops (one for backup), binders, and research in tow, I also threw in a small pharmacy as I could feel my cold taking over my sinuses.
Still, after two days of power sleeping for 14 hour blocks and taking every cold remedy known to man, I think I am over the hump. I am now on Chapter 18, tentatively titled “Regifting is still expensive”, which is about another one of our seemingly endless and repetitive submissions to the FTC. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel to complete the manuscript. I would say a few boats will be rocking in the Potomac when this hits in December.
I just wanted to touch base, so this is a brief blog. Enjoy the beautiful photos of the main town of Chipping Campden in England. It is even beautiful when cloudy and rainy.
I have to get back to my desk now. Thanks for checking in.
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Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation.
Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.
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