Somehow the month of May has whizzed passed and I'm honestly not quite sure where it went. My to-do list is still too long, and as the quarter draws to a close, I'm staring down my first real teaching gig with too little preparation. This must change! Granted, this quarter has been the pits. Early classes all week and that seems to put a real damper on getting any "real" work done, other than lab work. I've been humming on the lab hours lately. Revising my paper, and starting in on my lecture slides? Um, no. Mainly because those things get done at home and not on the mini computer, well, just because they don't. I've tried, but then I can't remember where things are and it turns into a mess. Bleh. Anyhow, Monday that'll all change.
Other than that, I've been doing some work on LOST. Finally, finally I feel like I'm making headway on my revisions. Somehow I've added in almost 10k words, and all sorts of goodies. I honestly think it's probably my best writing, so far, which is a really good feeling. Of course, I really hope other people think this, too (umm, like my agent, and an editor who wants to buy it...). Yeah, not going to think about that too much right now. I've got enough on my writing-plate attempting to make the 1/3 of the book set in the Civil War sound more "civil-war-y." Not so sure how I'm going to manage that. I think I need to go watch Gone with the Wind again :-). I found an awesome book with a whole bunch of wood-cut illustrations and pictures from the time-period in one of my fav bookshops in Berkley the other day, and I've been leafing through it, getting good ideas for clothes, and hair, and all the other little details. All I can say is that I am Never writing a full novel set in the past (unless it's some past period I know a lot about, like the height of Anasazi culture in Arizona or something). It's just WAY too much work, and I'm WAY too anal about details.
Also, dh and I are moving into Davis next month. I'm really, really sad to be leaving the ranch. I love it out there! I won't be missing the obnoxious peacocks anytime soon, but being out of the city is just where I belong. Too bad the lab doesn't seem to agree. I need to be closer and attempt to get some stuff done. That, for the time being, is the plan. That is, until dh and I go absolutely nuts with the crazy people who live in Davis.
I'll be back later with an attempt to write up something interesting about the books I've read lately!