The Publication Front
Paul Cole at the Beam Me Up Podcast tells me that The Limb Knitter will be podcast at his website on May 9th and May 16th respectively. He’s very excited about the story and tells me he was challenged by finding an appropriate sound effect for micro turbines. In any case, the story will be available free for download in May.
I’m looking forward to hearing it. Those interested in checking out the Beam Me Up Podcast and previous episodes should just click on the new “Podcasts worth checking out” section.
And if you didn’t know already, Apex Book Company will release The Limb Knitter in an anthology called Descended from Darkness: Volume One. We should see the anthology in print by late December.
So, mah minions, go forth and pimp mah shit!
The Teaching Front
All lectures are cleared from the decks. My students have their marching orders and final expectations. We will meet with destiny next week to settle matters and commence with the great summer break of 2009. I was able to finish the material or assign it contingent upon the class.
By noon it was apparent that the steam was running out on all fronts. In my eight week class I issued a take home final and called it good. The students seemed relived.
So, that is it. I have stacks of paperwork to grade. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll be busy over the next week but by a week from today, I’ll be free.
And in free fall. It will be time to commence the great summer job hunt of 2009.
The Student Front
I have a paper yet to write for Terri’s class. If I fail to write it, I’ll fail the course.
Terri doesn’t need that and I can’t abide failing her class. So I need to get off my ass and write that paper. I don’t accept excuses out of my students. Terri shouldn’t have to listen to mine.
Meanwhile, aboard the Battlestar Trinity
It has already been a week of ups and downs for Trinity. First, she was accepted to a pre-law program at the same university I attended. Better yet, they said her financial aid was already in and that she might finish her Bachelors in a year.
Then on Monday, my employer terminated her position. Trinity is a work study student and for some reason, someone was not paying attention to the hours. This leaves her two weeks short of pay she was counting on before the semester ended.
Today she was offered a position at the campus bookstore. She has to enroll in a summer class, but this would solve her job problems for the summer.
Her boyfriend (that’s me) is neurotic. Bad news I suppose. In any case, it has been a nutty week already.
Research Project Number – 04
Three chapters in the hopper and all three have been converted into a useable format as of thirty minutes ago. I’ll work over them as we move into the next few days. My client is pumping them out now, which is a good thing.
As we move forward, I’ll see about printing out the previous chapters for review.
So it goes.
Steven Francis Murphy
Author of The Limb Knitter and Tearing Down Tuesday