Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What a Day!

First off, let me be right up front and say that the only work I did involved reading over the same few pages I've read over and over again and doing some freewriting. However, this morning I found the roll of 100 thirty-seven cent stamps I thought I bought for a mailing I'm doing to schools in this state. A good thing. It was at the bottom of my gear bag.

Then, I returned a crockpot to a friend from my old writing group and the friend invited me to be the author speaker at a weekend writers' retreat next winter! This is very exciting, but, like speaking at the teachers' conference, I can't say anything more about it until it's a done deal.

A good day, though, in the midst of this not-so-great summer.

Speaking of Summer Makes Me Think of More Summer Study

I've finished my short story study, though it remains to be seen whether or not it will have an impact on my writing. Now I've started reading How to Read a Book by Mortimer and Van Doren. I got it for Christmas a few years back, having asked for it because I'd heard about it at Readerville. But I also have The Annotated Brothers Grimm from the library, which I wish I'd dipped into further instead of starting How to Read a Book. What to do, what to do?

All this summer study means is that there's a lot I don't know.

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