Life has been going really fast since school started. I miss blogging. But if I’m honest, I know that the reason I haven’t blogged has nothing to do with not having time. It has more to do with lack of mental willpower and energy, and maybe with laziness.
Teaching has been incredible – perhaps it is my dream job. The people I work for and with are amazing and supportive, and I couldn’t ask for a better work atmosphere. I love the planning. Planning is one of my favorite pastimes that I don’t get to indulge in often enough. But I’m slowly learning to love the teaching as well.
At first, I had a bumpy start that sent me into a kind of shock. Teaching became just something I had to do during the day. Teaching became dealing with students. But slowly, we’ve been developing a relationship, and I’m learning how to relate to teenager students in such a way that I remain an authority figure but they don’t revolt against me by instinct.
I’d like to start publishing serial fiction – I’m trying a genre I’ve never written before, comedy. And I hoped to publish professionally so that I could earn some money and I would be held to deadlines. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found a platform I’m happy with, and some platforms require that I shell out some cash or that I only earn money if enough people like what I write. And I’m just not sure I want to get into that system. So I may end up publishing on my own blog, although I’ll earn nothing from it and I can’t promise to be reliable.
Also, as a side note, it’s autumn in Louisiana and 90 degrees outside. Oy. Vey. #NewEnglandGirl