I don’t have a proper post today, all on one topic, because today has been a bit interrupted, and tomorrow we will be doing one of the things most of us like least: being dressed up at a social gathering. But it’s all for a good cause, and when you scrape off the socializing and other unpleasantness, it’s as exciting to us as weddings are to most girls.
My dad’s graduating tomorrow. It’s only taken him six and a half years to get his PhD. (in Old Testament theology, don’t ask what his dissertation is on, and it has nothing to do with his job, and he’s not planning to use it to become a pastor), but, if he lives to it, he’s graduating tomorrow.
I’ve never known a time, except the year we moved, which was quite crazy enough on its own, when he wasn’t in school. Most home-schooling families, it’s just the kids who have homework to do in the evenings when their dad comes home, right? But in ours, after supper, Dad would do school with us, and then go do his own.
Yesterday I wrote a bit over 3k in a new scene for Of the North. It’s the first time I’ve written a scene, not just jotting down ideas, and writing done not for school, since the week after Coronation. And I haven’t put the finishing touches to that one yet either. . .
Also, did I ever tell you what finally came of that revenge story in the writing workshop? I can’t remember. Anyway, the authour and I talked about it, and actually what we’d gotten was only part of the story, before the main character finds out that actually, killing people isn’t the most satisfactory solution to all the problems in the world.
I’m quite pleased with the way the new scene in Of the North turned out. I haven’t talked a great deal about it on the blog, not nearly as much as Wind Age, but now I’m started to rebuild it from the barest bones, I’m beginning to remember why I liked it. Of course, there’s a lot of work to do before anyone with good taste will be giving it five-star reviews. I may yet get something done today. The hardest part is knowing where to start, so much needs tearing to bits and putting back together again.