… ‘zere is too much!
- I’m a little behind on grading, but not as much as I thought I would be a week ago.
- I have an unknown amount of textbook-editing left to go, but at least three full books I’ll need to proofread (possibly more than once for one of them) in the next few weeks. The proofing/editing requests are in the standard Korean mode: last minute, high-volume, jaw-droppingly short deadlines. I am unlikely to meet any more of those shockingly unrealistic deadlines: I’ve decided my health is more important than someone else’s panic.
- Chest pains are not a good sign.
- My printer’s broken. I might be able to fix it, but I have no time.
- I have a package of poems to send out. (To LCRW.)
- Some essays on poetry to grade (and record the grades) so I can return them to students next Monday.
- One novella (“Lester Young…”) to be rewritten. Very good news on the way, I think. I have maybe two and a half weeks left on the deadline for that rewrite.
- A variety night to attend at the end of the month.
- One (long) short story to revise (mostly to cut into shape) by mid-December.
- One story to finish drafting by mid-December.
- The first installment of my column XY for Cahoots magazine, for mid-December.
- One novella to revise and submit by the end of December.
- Holiday plans to solidify and set up — tickets need to get bought early in Korea, and we’ll get our pick of days now.
And that’s not counting final exams, gradesheets, and all that fun stuff. Thank goodness all that comes after my December 15th deadlines.
I’m stressed like crazy. So I won’t be posted much for a while more.