Summer is time off, or so everyone who doesn’t teach believes. As a math professor and an author, that is absolutely not the case. Even though I am not teaching summer school, I am doing research. I am reorganizing material for fall classes. I am building and improving what and how I teach. I am also polishing manuscripts, sending query letters to agents, and trying to work out how I want to end the Camellia series.

I think, perhaps if I write this all down here, I will remember it when I get lazy. Maybe I’ll remember this when I just want to sit down and play Sims, Diablo III, or DDO all day.

Yeah, maybe…or maybe I’ll play today and work tomorrow. There is plenty of time to prepare for fall.

and then she starved and had to depend on the ants to save her, figuratively of courseĀ