Plan for this morning: critique Nancy's story, write a new story to hand in to Fiction class today, write a 500 word short short for class, revise "Deep with Sea" again (polish), make 15 copies of each thing for class. But before that, brush my teeth, make my bed, light a candle, make some tea. :-)
6:55 - Did a pile of paperwork and household stuff. About to start in on the actual work, but wanted to share with you something Kate sent to the Clarion list (she wasn't sure if this was the whole thing):
I have a feeling that my boat has struck, down there in the depths, against a great thing. And nothing happens! Nothing...Silence...Waves... --Nothing happens? Or has everything happened, and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?-- Juan Roman Jimenez
11:22 - So, did Nancy's crit, did the 500 word piece, did a quick clean-up of "Deep" and sent it off to Clarion group for final critique, and decided to use "Interruptions" for class today. I'd like more feedback on that piece, and it seemed to make more sense than trying to write an entire new story in the hour and a half remaining to me. Time is going to be my crucial issue this semester, I can tell. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, though...
Got a nice e-mail from an Indian woman thanking me for writing my book. :-) A nice change from the vituperative stuff I generally get from Indians who think I'm betraying their country or some such.