Well, I had a lovely vacation and now I'm back in the thick of it. Lots of assistantship hours in this last 2 weeks of summer, including revising that creative writing project.
Studying for my prelims, which I actually did quite a bit of while I was gone, but now, with less than 2 weeks left has become much more urgent. Making sure they're scheduled, etc.
Finishing up preps for school and teaching this fall. Getting ready to welcome and meet new classmates.
Yup, there will be little sleep in the next 2 weeks or so.
Nothing like 0-60 in 1.2 seconds. Or minutes. Or something. At any rate, it was pretty quick acceleration. Must...drink tea. Grab something to eat. Quickly, to move on to the next task.
Oh, and I'll leave you with a great blog post reflecting on the question of whether writers need to be visible in the public eye. I find it particularly interesting since part of what they teach you at grad school is how to be visible within an academic community.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I'm a writer, an incurable reader, a narrative theorist, a media researcher, a scholar/author/writer/consultant, a PK, and the Queen of Soup Making. I write a lot, and I've taught a wide range of topics in universities. Along my journey I've picked up a PhD in Communication from Purdue and 2 degrees in English. I've been turning my ideas about communication as author-audience relationships into a communication paradigm that can be applied to a wide range of situations. I'm also writing a historical mystery series. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, and the co-chair of the Mystery and Detective Fiction Caucus of the Popular Culture Association. My MA thesis focused on connections between T. S. Eliot and Thoreau, who each wondered about how to remain still and still moving. Before I went to grad school, I spent 7 years working for a division of HarperCollins Publishers.