I have been looking at my options among all the work I have been attempting over the past three years. Right at this moment in time I have a heavy teaching load – three courses this term and four possible next, followed by a possible two in the Summer – with only two weeks between each, which is spent preparing for the next term. On top of this, I am principle caregiver for my invalid wife – work that takes up probably about 80% of my waking time. For example, in writing this one paragraph, I had to stop three times. I have not been able to find any time to write – even simple poems take up more time than I can find now.
So, I have had to make a hard decision. I will have to shelve my writing – the multimedia novel, arranging poems into the Book of Dreams site, getting Apple a Day ready as an eBook. I will try to work on the Religions of the World eTextbook, and do some reading for my academic opus, Religion and Society in the Atlantic world – these last only because the lecture notes I write for my courses will find their way into these books anyway. I have already ‘hidden’ my Experimental Writing Facebook page as it is embarrassing to have a page announcing cutting edge work where nothing ever appears.
This blog? Well, I think I will try to keep it open, at least for a while. If I find huge gaps between posts I will likely shelve it too.