Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Plans

I've taken on three new English classes for which I have to create all the curriculum.

The first class I created, designed and proposed to my school board. They accepted! It is called Multi-genre Writing and is an exploration of different writing genres.

The second class was offered to me on a silver platter and I couldn't resist: AP Literature with as little as ten students. What an incredible opportunity.

Then, there were some politics, more students who needed a different class and the need for someone to step up to the plate and volunteer to teach a class of 25 seniors-12th grade English. It's mine.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

The News

Acquisition editor who loves the story Becca and I wrote was not a powerful enough source to make it happen. The book was tied up for over a year with monthly, sometimes weekly promises of it almost making it to publication.
In the end, the decision not to publish the book was based on a sales force that wouldn't know how to market the book.
Am I sad? Yes.
Disappointed? Yes.
Surprised? No.
There is a tenacity required of those seeking publication. Tenacity can be a good thing and someday I'll be thankful for the situation that helped me to develop tenacity.