In the process of doing the one essay, it grew into four essays or articles, since some tend to be just facts and data.
The four books I'm using as the main source are my semester reading assignment selected by me and Evelyn Conlon:
- A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
- East Wind West Wind by Pearl S. Buck
- Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
- The Writer and Her Work by Janet Sternburg
I'm also using 4-8 other resources in support of these essays, so all in all it adds up to a lot of work.
I spent several days doing submissions and will hope to do some more after I've finished these essays.
Also finished reading Birds of America by Laurie Moore, she really uses dialogue to good purpose in these stories. Most have a distant portrayal of painful situations that affects the readers emotions.
My "volunteer work" or getting out and about these last weeks surrounds Zoouniverse, my work on my model, and this month I'm the coordinator for the Central Florida Golf Club. Also loved seeing Mama Mia at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.
I also did some place setting research for the novel and worked on the keyword specification of my blogs. I may well start a new political oriented blog.
I'm looking forward to judging my first poetry soup contest in two weeks along with a visit from my niece.