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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Coffee: Overwhelmed

There will always be time for books....

The school year started here in mid-August, and we've just entered progress grades. My school year is off to a great start (I have wonderful students). A huge writing project has eaten up much of my time, but I'm just about finished with it.

Even though I have no time to spare, I'm managing to squeeze in some reading. I'm about halfway through George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords (Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire). The book is over a thousand pages, so it may take me some time to finish. I find Martin's series immensely addictive and fun.

I've found a writing partner! We're meeting every two weeks or so. I love having someone to share my writing with (this makes me actually sit down and write). My writing time is very limited, so I've been writing vignettes and short-short stories. Here is a list of my reading for writing:

Writing the Australian Crawl by William Stafford
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas
Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories edited by James Thomas and Robert Shapard
The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction edited by Tara L. Masih

That's my life right now: reading, writing, teaching.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Everything changes for me when school starts. Instead of huge blocks of time each day for reading and writing, I have little squares in the evening.

The Relentless Reader said...

Everything goes a bit bonkers in my life when school starts ;) Sounds like you're settling in nicely. Congrats on finding a writing partner!

bibliophiliac said...

@DebNance- here's to finding little squares of time! And to the glorious days of summer!
@Jennifer-bonkers is a good word for it! Is it possible to literally drown in email? Or in ungraded papers? :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like you're keeping very busy but at least of it is stuff that gives you pleasure and the school year is going well!

stujallen said...

my life has been very busy lately and ,y blogging and reading has been less than normal ,all the best stu

bibliophiliac said...

@stu-let's hope we both find more reading & blogging time!

bibliophiliac said...

@ Lisa- I'm grateful for the work that keeps me so busy!