Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hello, again. Hello...

It's been a long, long time since I last stopped by my dusty blog. This past year has been a whirlwind. My first year back in the regular classroom teaching 3rd grade has been eventful, frustrating, time-consuming, rewarding, and a joy. Did I mention time consuming? I love teaching, but I've missed writing. A lot.

I've cleared the calendar for the summer. No graduate classes. No committees. No major projects except one - finish that blasted novel I started working on a year ago! I've even practiced my response to those who would like to fill up my calendar with agenda other than my own. "Thank you for thinking of me, but no." Do you think that'll work???


I plan to blog again, too. And visit the blogs of all of my long, lost blogger buddies...

Today I'll leave you with a great find on Kristin Nelson's vlog: Fridays with Agent Kristin Nelson. She is posting mini video webinars on the craft of writing. This one is titled, Episode 7 - What is a Plot Catalyst?


Until next time (which will be soon. I promise!)...

Keep writing,
Nora



10 comments:

Mirka Breen said...

Come back and tell how much progress you're making, Nora. End of summer= end of novel?

Nora MacFarlane said...

Okay, Mirka... End of summer = end of novel is the goal. There! I said it.

Nicole Pyles said...

Welcome back!! I love seeing bloggers return! :)Good luck in your writing progress and I hope your summer proves to be productive!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks, Nicole!

Katrina DeLallo said...

Welcome back! Thanks for sharing the link to Kristen Nelson. Great stuff over there. :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks, Katrina!

Adrienne said...

Yes, I like the response you've come up with. Enjoy your summer and make it your own!

Marcia said...

Nora, I wish you all the best with your writing this summer!

It'll speed by, so blast right out of that gate! :)

If people want to impose on you, it might help to have some policies in place beforehand: "My policy is only one evening out of the house per week," or whatever works.

Christina Farley said...

Congratulations on getting back into the teaching again. It's a lot of work that's for sure. I hope your summer is relaxing.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my, how I understand this sentiment! I've been thinking of going back to work, but just the thought makes me antsy and sweaty. I struggle to write as it is. *sigh* Good luck finishing your novel!