I've obviously been spending more time on the NORMAL SCHOOL novel/blog/website than I have on this--my rightful and beloved blog. But I've been doing regular writings and editings--I've started a new book--and I've been crazy busy with teaching. Go check out NORMAL SCHOOL, if you have the time. And then buy some books...and then come back and see what else I'm up to....
This has been a stupidly busy time for me--I've been doing all sorts of writerly, editorially, and academically...things. Stuff. And some of this stuff is worthwhile! And the semester is starting and there will be more stuff to come....
It's summer and--as usual--I'm working on about ten projects at once, and thinking about five or six others. But--I'm getting things done!
Busy closing out the semester and working on classes and grading and Normal School and Burnt House and about a jillion other important crucial worthwhile projects...and my students drew pictures of American Eagles....
Spring break. I've been mostly resting and recovering from strep, but I've also been doing a few W&E things....
I guess I've been productive. I know I've been busy. Wait--there is a line from Normal School that explains everything:
“Hey, everybody’s tired,” I said. “I’m tired—it’s the tired time of the semester, you know?”
I wonder what April will be like.
Still--classes are good. I'm making progress on Normal School. I got to discuss my mentor, Shelby Hearon, with students. I'm editing a new book by Dave Oliphant. I'm calmer than some people....