Okay, I've totally bungled this one, folks, and I don't know why. On Monday I linked to an AW thread, promised I'd have more today about it, and I've been writing like a fiend since. And I've got? A whole lot of stuff, but nothing coherent, and my efforts to write it are making my head itch on the inside. Not a comfortable feeling.
So, the basic update is we moved the Magpie to college on Wednesday morning, and things went well. From her accounts so far, she's making some friends (and ran into someone from home who's also attending the school) and getting settled in. I give her a lot of credit: my wife had visions of a long day helping her move in and get settled, while I subtly advocated for a fairly-quick drop and depart (not quite that quick, but certainly not an all-day affair). The Magpie opted for the quick approach; she was anxious, I think, to get started on this next phase of her life, and who can blame her? She called us that night, and sounded a little shaky, but she's doing well. And so we move on and adjust to the new paradigm.
Aside from this irritating blog post, I'm going to have to find something new to write. Barton's Women is simmering on the back-burner for a few weeks, but I don't have anything fully-fleshed out in mind right now to start working on in earnest. Part of me thinks I should re-read Parallel Lives; maybe it will help me re-craft my query, or turn up things I've missed, I don't know. I'm also considering dusting off some short pieces I've written in the last year or so and seeing what I can do with them.
That's about it for me, for now. How about you? What are you all working on? Have a great weekend, and thanks, as always, for stopping by. One of these days I'll give you something to really chew on again.