I can’t remember where I read that particular description, but it suits this time of year exactly. There’ve been no particular publishing milestones since my last post; mostly I’ve just been slogging along on Volume II (and reading a fascinating biography of Genghis Khan at bedtime), as well as revising my dissertation (for the final time, I hope).
I did get an email from my editor’s new assistant, asking whether the following bio line is correct for the jacket of History of the Ancient World:
SUSAN WISE BAUER teaches at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.
Short and sweet. I OK’d it. (Norton does a beautiful job on book jackets, but for some inexplicable reason, my jacket bio on my last book for them came out reading, “She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.” Which I don’t. And never have, although people keep saying to me, “When you lived in Charlottesville, did you….?” So I appreciated the chance to proof it this time around.)
Apart from that, nothing in particular is getting done in these amorphous days. I’m just writing and writing and writing. And getting ready for Christmas, of course.
Sometimes I worry about those times when our homeschool “production” is low…February is a particular pain. Right now we’ve got that sort of a desert as well…oh well. Good thing we started at the beginning of July.
I lived in Charlottesville when that last book came out and I got all excited when I read the jacket.
No matter. This summer we drove through the Charles City area and when I saw the sign I got all excited again.
Funny the things that thrill, eh?
Since no milestones are happening for you right now as far as your writing projects, I have a suggestion (knowing you are still writing and writing on various projects and getting ready for Christmas): maybe sometime you could write up another one of those hilarious articles about a day in the Bauer homeschool. The minute by minute account of an entire day, including the things like eating handfuls of chocolate chips – those articles were so funny!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!