The End of the Innocence

What? I can’t sleep in until 7:30 this morning???

Yes, vacation is over, and I’m back at the day job. So far today, I’ve prepped for my elements of writing class, and I’ve gotten sixty percent of the student learning outcomes done for the English Language Acquisition Course sequence. I’ll be at a secret curriculum bunker tomorrow morning as well, finishing up the SLOs for grammar and reading. I suspect my afternoon will be stuffing envelopes for orientation, although I would really like to get my grammar course prepped.

So…day job. Man, looking back at all the writing I did this break (Thanksgiving eaten by Florida job attempt. Christmas was about novella revision), I’m feeling pretty good about the whole break. Tonight I’m back in the saddle with The Pawn of Isis.

In a current delusion of grandeur, I’ve decided I would like to write two novels this year. I would like to finish Pawn and I would like to revise the Iowa troll novel, with a new YA friendly title like Stone Hearts. Of course, I expect some of my short stories to expire soon in terms of markets (yes, I know I keep saying that), so I will replenish those as needed. Hey, one of them could actually sell, you know.

So. Here we are. 2016. Liking it so far.


I should note just a few things here. For me.

Novels to write: The Pawn of Isis, Stone Hearts

Podcast Picks of the Week: Moebius Model Company, Dave Petersen’s Art of Mouseguard, Couture de Force Disney Princess Collection, Once Upon a Time (multiple seasons) Pop! Lilo and Stitch figures

Okay. Gotta fold it up for now and get back to professorial stuff.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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