I took an unplanned hiatus from research. Teaching is using up all my gray matter and leaves very few discretionary brain cells for other pursuits. That is my reason not my excuse. On a higher note, I am working at my 2010 resolutions. It's kind of a good news/bad news deal, though. Good news: I finished formatting my last edition of "Say My Name." Bad news: my computer froze and when it unfroze, all my stuff was gone. Did you hear me screaming for 30 minutes? That's when it happened.
Yes, I have a copy of the book saved to an external hard drive. I also have a hard copy. But it's a lot of work to format it and tweak it and I don't have the energy to do it again. At least, not until the summer.
About my other resolution, I have booked my trip to England. I will see the ancestral castle in Featherstone. It took me weeks to click the button to book but I womanned up and finally did it. I will leave as soon as my last class ends. On my own. Aren't I brave?