The past month or so has been taken up with finishing the semester and planning for the summer online term, which started on Monday.
Teaching online is good, because we are traveling – after Wednesday, I’m out of town until mid-July. We’ll be visiting friends and places in the U.K. and Ireland, and we’re so delighted. It will be great to be somewhere else for a while!
I’m also planning to attend the Glen Workshop again this year. Last year I was in the seminar; this year I’ll be participating in the nonfiction writing workshop, which will be an interesting experience for me. I took one writing class in college which was good, but elementary, given the students (engineering students aren’t particularly good writers). This is on a higher level.
I finished the first draft of my manuscript today after many hours of work on it in the past weeks. I have three half-finished drafts of other essays, but I kept feeling compelled to write about my father again. The story of his death and our wedding is so sad and almost melodramatic that I tried to avoid writing about it, but Tuesday morning it grabbed me and wouldn’t let go, so I succumbed. I hope it’s not too much of a downer for the others. I’ll polish it up before sending it in at the end of the month. I’m so excited to read my fellow participants’ work!