The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Halfway Through the Summer... Rejection... and Some Encouraging Words

It used to be that summer lasted for three months. When I was a kid, and when I first started teaching, school ended in the beginning of June and began again after Labor Day.

These days, a teacher's summer break lasts a couple of months. I would say there is an extra week or two of free time thrown in, but that is ASSuming the teacher doesn't go in and work on their classroom--getting it set up--until they're required to. (Most teachers go and either set up their class like a tornado--fast and furiously--or they go in a piddle around, getting things done at a snail's pace.)

The graduate class I teach is over at the end of this week, which means I will have some time to work in my classroom (in a new school, along with teaching a new subject). I'm looking forward to arranging and rearranging the tables, setting up things, etc.

I've slowed down submitting my manuscript. I did have the chance to create a movie about the manuscript--and I'll share it later in July. The only excuse I have for being a slug when it comes to submitting: it's been discouraging. 

However, I did get a reply that's encouraging. A small publisher is interested in seeing the whole manuscript. 

I am guardedly hopeful...