Hello, fellow participants in ROW80 and others who may be curious. The latter can check out this writing challenge here.
I actually am feeling quite positive about my work from Wednesday through Saturday. I got my library science article back from brutal editor, and worked on bandaging the wounds through Wednesday and Thursday. It is ready to go off to the journal editor now; yippee!
I began working on the first revised article, which I am very pleased to say is not as awful as I thought it might be. It was a conference paper, so I need to transform all the speak-y parts to write-y parts, but that is coming along well.
My dogs are settling in nicely for their walks, and almost never try to chase the armadillos, rabbits, foxes, or coyotes that are abroad in the early-dawn hours.
Actually, things are going so well that I moved on to my new goal to come up with themed posts for my blog. Several people had wonderful suggestions on how to work out what themes would fit, and I have some themes and posts to show for it.
My first theme is stolen (with apologies!) from Jamila Jamison, who has a Thesis Thursday post about the research she is doing for her Master’s thesis. I don’t have a snazzy or alliterative title yet, but I posted on Friday a piece of medieval studies research about what lapidaries are, and explaining the title of my Lapidary Prose blog all at once.
My second theme is Literary Post of the Week, based on a literary happening—birth, death, or publication that occurred during the week. I posted Saturday on Gone with the Wind; Margaret Mitchell was hit by a taxi in Atlanta, Georgia and died on August 16th, 1949. It went up a bit early, as the first part of the week is looking pretty bad for me.
On Sunday, I will take my youngest son to college, five hours away. Orientation is all day Monday and Tuesday morning, with Tuesday afternoon spent buying books, getting the ID card, and that last minute Target/Walmart what-did-we-forget-to-bring shopping. He moves into the dorm on Wednesday, and I will head back to go back to work on Thursday. My dear husband has offered to drive back, saying that I won’t stop crying until halfway back at least. I’m just working on not crying until I’m in the car and off campus; I managed that when his brother left, but not with my step-daughters, so we’ll see.
A major part of ROW80 is the community of encouraging cheerleaders; go check out how everyone is doing here. How has the weekend treated you?