Tomorrow morning, Steve and I are driving to Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, for the Writing Popular Fiction program's summer residency. We'll be there through Saturday, and there may not be ready internet access, so it'll prob. be quiet here in Manga-loid Land. I'm looking forward to the residency -- can't wait to show Steve the campus (he loves old buildings) and I'm leading a workshop this time around, and taking on three more students for a total of six.
This is going to be a fun summer.
Seriously. For a while, I was kind of freaked about the schedule I'd created for myself: two two-week trips (Up North and Japan), plus a residency, plus two more conventions in the fall, six students (did I mention I'll have six students this term?), a first draft of a new novel to write, and revisions on two other novels, and let's not forget about the gay male erotic romance I've got cooking.
Sounds like a lot, right? But then I made this big calendar for from now through the end of October, and I listed all the stuff I mentioned above, plus a few other things, with estimates of how long they'd take, and I scheduled it all out and whaddya know, everything fit! It fit in weekdays, w/o evenings or weekends with some skosh room to spare. So I'm good. It's good to let go of preconceived notions of one's limitations, I think.