Monday, September 20, 2010

Not Checking In

I apologize for not writing the last few days. I have had some sort of stomach bug and have not been able to eat a proper meal without dire results since Thursday night. Of course, that was dandy for Saturday's fast, though not for the lovely repast I ate when I broke the fast at a friend's place, enjoying the company of her haverah and her sweet, insistent dog.
In addition, I have been rewriting that article for the parent anthology. It required extensive work, and I am not yet finished it. I know, after all, that I am unused to writing lengthy narrative, and I have in Kay Marner a good editor who knows how to prompt me to tell the full story. There are no short cuts in this business, and if I really want to learn to tell stories, I have to pay my dues, as I did with poetry, by writing some half-baked pieces and some duds and working things out bit by bit.
My Tues/Thurs class was originally to have turned in their drafts on Tuesday, but their thesis statements, those who managed to do them, were so woefully inadequate that I decided to back up and teach and marathon class Tuesday. I hope I have the energy to speak with the students individually. It's hard to run without fuel.

4 comments:

Lou said...

I hope you feel much better by tomorrow's class, Robbi.

Robbi said...

Thanks Lou. Me too!

Robin said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick, Robbi! Hope you feel better soon!

Robbi said...

Thanks Robin.