professornana (professornana) wrote,


Chapter four is nearing the end. Chapter five is maybe going away or becoming something other than what it is now. Who knows what will be next? I spent some time this morning writing (250 words)on the book and also putting together some materials for a session Rosemary Chance and I are doing on booktalking at IASL in a few weeks.

Since Dolly is sitting right off the South Texas coast, it is a tad cooler here but just as humid. We had some rain this morning and should see some more for a couple of days. Hurricane supplies have, fortunately, not been used since we stocked up for Rita a few years ago.

Laurie Halse Anderson's writing prompt this morning was to make some free associations with the word "spam" (the food). Did anyone else eat this as a child? How about scrapple? Shudder.

Before I fell asleep last night I had some inspiration about a piece of writing I need to begin to tackle soon. It's clever, but I will need much more than that.

Here is a photo from the IRA conference in San Antonio a few years ago. Tim Ditlow took a group of us to dinner with Jack Gantos and Pam Munoz Ryan. Pam sang with the mariachi band. Fun time had by all.


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