Remember this day. Well not today, but Saturday, January 21, 2012. I began the revisions on my novel, willing myself to complete them in 3 months. Oh my…what have I gotten myself in to?
A lot of my colleagues just returned from ALA Midwinter in Dallas. Conference rooms, meetings, and networking! Oh my!
I went to Savannah. For a vacation. : )
It was the first week of classes, so the emails and new meetings appointments started to fly. This was one trip where I didn’t attempt to check email regularly, so I spent the first couple of days back at work wading through and prioritizing hundreds of them.
I suppose one must suffer through this task after enjoying fried green tomatoes and chicken pot pie from Lady & Sons, and shrimp from Uncle Bubba’s.
And I can’t forget my friend’s wonderful cooking and Southern hospitality!
Nothing like walking on a beach in the middle of January and seeing the folks back home reporting temperatures well below freezing and snow…
Nothing like sleeping in late and not having to leave the house ’til lunchtime.
On that note, my stomach is starting to growl. It’s writers group night, which I almost always begin by heading out for supper, finding a WIFI spot, and working on my writing. Tonight, I am hoping to share the revisions I’ve made to the opening of my novel. It’s only about 500 words, but it’s drastically different than my first draft. Can’t wait to get their critiques!
Oh…inspiration…check out the post on my fiction blog: http://charlenenewcomb.com
The spring semester doesn’t start for 2 more weeks so it’s still pretty quiet here in the library. I managed to complete my self-evaluation but I haven’t submitted it yet. I’ll give it one more read before the end of the week and then ship it off to my boss.
I spent a good bit of the day cleaning up some Access query documentation and running a few sample reports. Tomorrow I’ll work on CrossRef DOIs which I never managed to get to last Friday.
Here’s one to enjoy by way of Research Buzz:
go to maps.google.com
click on Get Directions & the Walking icon
from: the shire
Check the cautionary note & enjoy
All’s quiet. Two office mates on vacation today; the other working away quietly.
Remember that report I said I’d regret putting off until the new year? Well, I decided not to procrastinate. It’s finished and emailed off to the big boss.
Next on the list:
- work on the self evaluation, always such a joy. NOT.
- back to CrossRef and DOIs
- investigate MOAs used by other open access publishers
- wish everyone a Happy New Year!