Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 • No Comments on Productive Afternoon
—Lecture notes mostly done for Friday’s Mythology class. Must print, highlight key points and give them one more read through to see if there is anything I want to add before Friday. Must also come up with some sort of group work relating to either goddess myths or love/marriage myths. Hmm… Will think on it. Maybe I’ll find a way to work romance novels into the class.
—Working on a story about sex and religion. Still trying to figure out where it’s going.
—Wrote the following snippet because it popped into my head, but I don’t know what it’s going to be, part of a story or part of a novel idea I’m working on:
I have heard the phrase “build a better mousetrap” used to refer to keeping a faithful husband from straying. Which basically reduces men to being nothing more than mindless rodents and the whole love, marriage, happily-every-after package to a vicious steel trap whose only purpose is to quickly capture and slowly kill.
I’m okay with that.
—Read the beginnings of my screenplay. There’s some good dialogue there. That gives me hope. It’s due April 22. That makes me panic.
—Making a to do list (already) for summer:
—Finish screenplay and enter it in the Virginia Screenwriting Competition (deadline May 23).
—Work on summer anthology deadlines (I have 10 calls for submission at the moment, that number is sure to increase).
—Finish my novel proposal for Avon Red.
—Agent hunt. Again.
—Read, read, read (and update my GoodReads page).
—Figure out what/if I’m teaching in the fall.
—Reinvent Book ClubTM! I have big plans!
—Chicago? South America? Florida? A trip—somewhere!
I think there will be more, but that’s a start.