Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Early Mornings Suck!

Two days I've been back in the classroom and I hate mornings. My body still believes it can stay up late and then that alarm screeches from across the room at the ungodly hour of 6 a.m. I just want to rip it out of the wall and hurl it across the room.

Other than that, I'm having a great start to the new school year. I love my homeroom class, and all three of my classes are filled with bright kids with so much potential. Of course, I'm still dealing with the whole middle school attitude thing, but I'm not worried.

No writing done (sorry to Nancy, Deb & Nic who keep asking for UCOD) since I got back from Nationals. No idea when I'll get back to it. I want to. Really, I do, but the paying job must come first. After all, what good will I be to my characters if I don't have the energy & strength to sit with my butt in the chair & type because I didn't eat enough? (Okay, that actually wouldn't happen, but you get the point.) Maybe this weekend...

I started reading a new book. Tess Mallory's Highland Fling. I bought it when she came to my Austin RWA chapter meeting a long time ago. Well, she came again this last meeting and I was about to buy another book of hers when I remembered I still hadn't opened this one. So, I came home and started it. And I really like it so far. I'm only reading a chapter or two a night since I don't get home until late and I'm exhausted when I do get in. And of course on the drive home today I got ANOTHER book idea! Although, for the life of me I can't remember it now. I just remember thinking that I had to put it on the back burner since I have 2 in the works, another being plotted and another I'm planning to look over and start submitting to agents. And then, there's the whole school thing.....

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Take ten minutes after you're done teaching, just before you leave school each day, and write a paragraph or two. Trust me-it'll add up! :)

Lexi said...

Michelle, I'd forgotten about that! I used to do that with some of my kids last year and I was amazed at how many pages I had at the end of the year for my new manuscript!

Jill said...

I so admire you teachers ...

Lexi said...

Thanks, Jill! It's always nice to hear that.