Or so I hope.
The weekend was not as productive as I had hoped. Sleep over took most of it. There was some editing and housework in between naps.
Bring my novella to a conclusion has proven far harder than I imagined and that is without the cold or the impending state testing. My students have FCAT Writes on Tuesday. It is a nerve racking day for all involved. All the work we have done all year will be judged in one hour. Scary isn’t it, given the number of factors involved that one day determines so much.
But, that is life. You work for months if not years on a project and then in a blink of an eye your work is judged by others who have no idea about the process or the struggle involved. All that matters is the end product.
When I finish Blood Child all that will matter is whether the story is a good one. The results of my work won’t be known for months after I am finished and Blood Child is published. My students will get their results by May. Good luck, kids. I know you will do your best. Just like your teacher.