The faculty development director at my college, upon hearing that I’d signed my second publishing contract in two weeks, suggested that I apply for an Endowed Faculty Chair next semester, to get some time off to write.
I’ve decided to do it. While I have yet to discuss the idea at length with Cats Curious, in part the gift of time will be to write Hulk Hercules. Because the grant is educational, in part I have to do something, you know, educational, so my plan is to write instructional materials to go with the book.
If the book becomes a series, while I won’t be able to get an Endowed Faculty Chair each time, I certainly could produce a series of materials to go with each book, say one to introduce kids to Greek Gods, to Roman Gods, to Egyptian Gods, that sort of thing.
But just Hercules and Greeks for now. IF the college likes the idea even.
Still, one less class to teach and more time to write are worth applying for.