I don't have any of it!
Hence my lack of posts lately. Between teaching and PhD work and LIFE stuff (boy but life takes a lot of work), I've left this blog to its own devices.
Going on now:
PhD: I am nearing the finish line on the 3rd draft of the novel. Hopefully, that will just leave one final pass to fix typos or any threads that got dropped. This means that over Christmas break I will be working on a total draft of the dissertation. I am allowing myself to make a mess of it. I tell my students all the time: you can edit shit on a page but not shit in your head. Going to follow that advice! The goal: give my supervisor a decent full draft at the beginning of February.
Teaching: Monday is the final class of the term! (YAY!) That means that I have to mark papers in early January, and the next term doesn't start until February.
Life: My knee is falling apart, but a doctor appointment next week should mean a start to getting it fixed. Christmas is right around the corner, and I am done shopping and wrapping (Yes, I'm one of those!). I just have ALL THE BAKING to do!
The Kickstarter for Athena's Daughter's Vol 2 starts next week, and a Thunderclap has done the rounds these past couple of days. I just saw the art for my story and it is *amazing*!
Irregularity, ed. Jared Shurin. I've had lots of train time lately, so have got lots of reading done on this.
The Enclosed Garden: History and Development of the Hortus Conclusus and its Reintroduction into the Present-day Urban Landscape by Rob Aben and Saskia de Wit
And a rag-tag pile of assorted books on gardening history, women's history and fiction writing. The pile never gets any smaller.
The Hunger Gamest trilogy. I gorged on it. Love me some apocalyptic fic!