But this is Blogland, and in Blogland hiatus can mean whatever you want it to mean.
I really don't have much to say today, except that I've decided I'm putting the blogging on low priority for the next two weeks. As I've said, school is up and coming, and I need to do some kind of prep work. At the very least I need to read those books I'm supposed to teach. Plus, I need to start keeping better hours. Heading to bed after midnight and getting out of bed sometime between eight and nine in the morning when the baby wakes isn't going to help me in two weeks.
I also need to do some house reparations. Just small things like touch up painting and patching holes in walls and preventing leaks in faucets. I can do the others, but I hate plumbing. Why don't they teach plumbing in school? Who cares about Lord of the Flies when your bathroom sink remains stopped up for six years and the procession of plumbers can't figure out why.
But I procrastinate. I told my wife that if I don't get these fixes done in two weeks, she can call a handyman. What a blow to my masculinity that would be.
And I have my brother-in-law's manuscript to review. And I need to do some revision on my own manuscript. Or at least add something to the new story about ghosts and aliens. And come up with a pitch and log line for an agent.
The last thing before school starts this year is the writer's workshop I'm attending in San Fransisco. It's called the Write to Market Algonkian Conference. I've been putting off exploring a lot of possible pathways to publication in anticipation of this event. I'm supposed to bring a pitch and speak to actual agents and everything.
This is a pretty big deal for me. I've been putting off this particular ambition for far too long. So when I come back in a couple of weeks with my book deal, you can say you knew me when.
In the meantime, I'll log on and read your blogs as time allows. I won't completely disappear. Don't fret. I knew you were fretting.
And you should go back and read a post here that you haven't read before. I appreciate it.