Thursday, March 6, 2014

I have no interest.

I got an email today, from a textbook publisher's rep, asking if he can invade my office hours to try to sell me some overpriced, useless bullshit to foist onto my students.   No I will not let some idiot salescritter bother me during my office hours.  Those are reserved for my students, not some twat trying to sell me a poor quality version of something I can make a better version of myself.  If he shows up regardless of me ignoring his email, I'll politely invite him to go fuck himself. 

I have better things to do with my time.  Like finish Pendragon Resurgent, revise my textbook to fix a few typos, or grade papers.  Or maybe hit myself in the knee with a hammer.  Or put a knitting needle through my hand.  Yeah, that sounds like a better use of my time.


  1. I think maybe you are like me. I was not happy teaching. Maybe you should bag it and try to write full time. I mean, if that woman who wrote Harry Potter books could do it, how hard can it be?

    1. I love teaching. I love reading the papers, and telling my students how to improve.

      I hate assigning numeric value to their work. Hate that part. The rest of it is the best job ever.

      I could write full time if I could match my current income. (It would take selling 87 books/week--and I average two per month. Biggest problem is that I have no clue how to really market my work, and no ability to simply take stuff on the road.) So, I keep teaching, and keep writing as a part-time thing.

    2. My mom made a lot of money writing books for teachers in the 70's and 80's. She might know something about marketing though I realize it's a completely different demographic you are after. She's 85 and just finished her memoirs. She sent me a copy and I thought it was pretty good for an old Lady. I'll ask her. She lives in a retirement community but she travels a lot, so I will have to email her.

    3. Your mom sounds like a fascinating lady.