August 2020 Update

Whunf. I’m at 51K words on K-Familiar. That’s 21K in three days, which might be a personal record.

I have most of the recommendations back on Familiar Vows, and will be working on it as I have time, with a possible release day of August 15.  No promises on the release date, however.

Day Job has expanded greatly because of Wuhan Fever. It will take a while for me to settle in to the new schedule, so anticipate fewer blog posts for a few weeks until things reach a state of being sort of under control ish. Kinda.

I hope to release Justifiably Familiar in late September. That puts K-Familiar in early November, assuming I can get a few thousand words written per week. That might not happen this academic year. I’m also going to look at releasing some of the books in print for Christmas.


10 thoughts on “August 2020 Update

  1. Everything in Day Job changes at least twice at beginning of a school year. Now, three times.

    Better than some others. We were at a small park the other day, and from a picnic table behind us came the loud, public admission of a woman who felt guilty for spending time outside while her curriculum wasn’t done. My thoughts:

    1. You’re REALLY late.
    2. Be VERY glad that I wasn’t a school board member or parent from your district.

      • The Trickster (sometimes called Murphy) ruins many plans. 😆

    • It is highly traditional for the teacher to be preparing a lesson plan, or even studying the material, the night before presenting it to students.

      Of course, usually this occurs historically because something happened to make prep time very short (like being hired at the last moment), not because the teacher had months of prep time that was not used.

      For example, St. Robert Bellarmine was a prodigy in Latin; but after he joined up with the Jesuits, one of his superiors decided he would make a great Greek teacher for second year Greek. Right before school started.

      So he told the students that the first week would be review, with him desperately studying grammar and vocabulary at night. Over the weekend he started studying second-year Greek grammar and vocabulary, with an emphasis on what he was teaching the next week. He kept doing this, and advanced forward into later grammar and vocabulary to make sure he didn’t mess up third year by what he said in second year.

      Within a month, he was doing pretty okay in Greek, because he was one of those language prodigy guys, and by the end of the year he was a legit expert. And it worked out, because he ended up becoming an expert on both the Latin and Greek Fathers of the Church.

      But yes, a teacher shouldn’t talk about this kind of necessity-driven problem at the time.

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