Sunday, September 15, 2013
It's that time of year again.
Yep, I'm back to work after a busy and exhausting summer. This is what I'm up to now...
I'm three weeks into homeschooling our younger two kids in grades 8 and 11. I need to grade their quizzes, tests, and essays for this week and schedule their assignments for next week...today.
I'm two weeks (and about five days behind) in teaching an online class in analyzing American poetry. Not only do I have to respond to about 100 posts, but I also have to write and post their next five assignments...all today.
I have another online class on the MLA research essay starting tomorrow, and have to post their first week's assignments...today.
I have a literary curriculum on Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan to write...today.
So, needless to say, I have only written about 800 words of Chapter 10 for Only by Moonlight...which I should be posting...today. It obviously isn't happening.
(But I can tell you that I've written right up to the beginning of the Halloween party....)
In addition to all the work pressures, three of our four kids are struggling with some kind of chronic health issue, one quite serious (as in seizure-serious). And all the stress about their health has affected mine so that I'm in much more pain than usual from rheumatoid athritis and much more exhausted than usual from chronic fatigue syndrome. I've been up working until 2:00-4:00 AM almost every night for the past two weeks.
I hope to get back to writing as soon as humanly possible--not only for you my readers, but also for my own sanity. I need to write in order to remain mentally healthy, and I hate being unable to express myself creatively. I need that.
Thanks for listening to me whine a bit--and thanks for understanding my schedule. I'll write as soon as I can--for my own sake as well as for you all.
Take care, my friends, and be good to each other.