Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lots to do...

I've finished another story chapter first draft (though that doesn't mean that it's the final draft).  Highway to Tartarus is up to 57,500 words--about 186 pages at the same print size as The Godshead.  I'm hoping to finish the last three plot-related stories this week, and add a few other stories to the mix. 

Also on the back burner is...grading.  My Comp I papers were handed in on Friday.  I've got five done out of twenty.  I need to see how many I can get graded later, after I get the story bouncing around in my head to come out. 

Speaking of those papers...I have a student to email.  This particular student has a lot going on in their lives, and they've turned in both of the first two papers late.  I accepted the first one late because they had a sick eight month old baby. The second?  I didn't accept.  I have no clue what's going on with that student--they've missed ten class periods.  We've been going for five full weeks, three times a week.  In other words, the student has missed two thirds of the class.  Student needs to drop the class before their failing grade goes on their transcript.

I have more clutter to deal with in the master bedroom, too.  It's a lot better than it used to be, but I need to sort through my nightstand's drawers and take out worn out stuff, and stuff I just don't wear anymore for give away. 

The rest of what needs done is kind of a waiting game.  I need to wait until this weekend for something before I can plan anything else.


  1. Boy, I'm glad I never got drunk and missed one of your finals, or plagiarized a paper for your class. Maybe you could do like the Catholic church and sell dispensations whereby you forgive classroom transgressions for cash?

    1. I don't give finals...or midterms. We work on the paper in class together from the day it's assigned until the day it's due. I accept papers by email by midnight on the due date, and will grant extensions if asked before the due date. My class is impossible to fail, if you just try.