Hundred (class) Heartbreak and Writing Wellness

Oh, dear reader, how the mighty have fallen. It says some thing about the current state of affairs at VIPKid, that I am grateful even for the 106 classes that I taught in the month. Understand, dear reader, that, just over a year ago that would’ve been my nine day total. Not my 30 day total. I am not the only one who is going through this, however. I also realize that not all teachers are experiencing this and continue to teach 70-80 classes a week. All I can say to them is “you’re lucky” and “I remember those days”.

Nonetheless, dear readers that is my new normal. To be quite happy that I have broken 100 classes for the month of November. Also to be grateful for any and all English center work that I happen to get. The plan for December is to work until Christmas Eve and then take a Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day off. I am hopeful that in that time we get Jasper moved in to my apartment and see where all of that takes us. Again, being a skeptic that I am, I will believe it when I see it. By which I mean, then I will believe it when Jasper’s stuff is in my house and he has more than five days of clothes here. I will believe it, when I see Jasper come back to me on a Thursday evening instead of going to his house in North.

Over in my writing world, things continue a pace and editing is going quite swimmingly. I will say that it’s hard to hold the focus even on Thursday nights while I’m typing away with at least three other people. Because, if you’ve ever talked to a writer you know that they spend 1% of their time writing and 99% of their time on the Internet. Now, dear reader, I’m not speaking about the writers who actually make money at their writing but those of us who are still treating our magnum opuses as works in progress. Still, I am quite happy with the progress that I am making in terms of editing. And while there isn’t that much plotting, I’m reading the book from the beginning. I figure a fresh read may equal a fresh pair of eyes. I have as yet, not taken a look at the critiques that I’ve gotten from members of the online critique group, chiefly because I haven’t had the time. But that too will come and maybe that will allow for and insight into my characters that I didn’t know that I had.

That’s all she wrote for this Inkreadable installment. But stay tuned. As always, there is more to come.

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