Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's All Over but the Crying

Well, not quite, but almost.  I turned in grades for graduating seniors (as well as for a few who thought they were) today plus most of my other grades.  There are a few loose ends to tie up, some student inquiries about why they barely passed when they all the papers they got back were A's (uh-huh, yeah, right), a blatant case of academic dishonesty to crack down on, and that sort of thing.  But for the most part, my semester is over.

I'm not going to get much time off.  As lab director, I work all year because we have summer classes.  I'm not teaching this summer, so I should have some time for fun before things get hectic in the fall when I've got another overload.  In the meantime, I'm going to get some rest, get caught up on reading, increase my blog output, and get back to writing my own fiction.  Hopefully, I'll have some of my own fiction up for sale within a few weeks.

A couple of ARCs from Pyr were waiting for me when I got home this evening that I'm looking forward to diving into, I want to read some of the Nightshade titles I've not gotten to in an effort to show support for them with all they've gone through lately, and I have some eARCs from Angry Robot to read.  Plus a couple of indie titles. 

Does it sound like I'm going to be busy?  I got tired just thinking about it.  I'm probably not going to dive into any of that until next week sometime.  I'm going to read for my own pleasure for the rest of the week, something along the lines of noir and/or space opera and let my mental batteries recharge.  (There's a blog post in there that ties in with something Tobias Buckell wrote the other day.)  I'll probably blog about whatever I choose to read, but for now I want to relax.

So that's how things stand with me.  What's up with you?


  1. Wow, this sounds so familiar that i started having terrifying flashbacks to my own recent experience. *shudder*

    Enjoy some days off and some reading. My reading has gone way up the last few days as well.

  2. Nice to see you have some down time. Well, time to call your own, if not down.

    I have work projects heating up for summer. Hoping not to do overtime there but who knows. We'd all just like it done and settled by the end of summer but various vacation might mean we're saddled with the work through September.

    My prose reading has been slow due to the distraction of digital e'comics on the new iPad and other entertaining distractions (getting back listening to Doctor Who audio dramas.)

    But, I did just recommit to writing and submitting a sword-&-planet tale, so I will get cracking on that.

    1. I'm glad to hear you're working on a sword and planet story. Good luck with all the projects at work. Maybe things will go faster than you think. So far I've managed to avoid e-comics on the ipad, mainly because either my wife or my son has it.