25 January 2011
I hope your year is going well so far. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably starting to think of warmer weather and sunshine. Two of my boys came in today and commented that it’s pretty warm outside. I looked, and bah humbug! 45 degrees and cloudy doesn’t count as warm for me. If I had a plane ticket to a sunny place, I’d go there in a minute!
I’ve been writing non-stop for the past few weeks, getting ready for all the conferences we’ll be going to this year. I’m getting excited about meeting more of you in cities we’ve never visited!
There are so many projects to finish before we start travelling, but I wanted to write and share three recent articles, plus convention news and some interesting links I’ve found. And of course, a recent photo of Imogen Violet;-).
P.S. Please excuse the font problem. It all looks the same in my editing window, but magical things apparently happen when I send it. I think I’ll have to make a new template next month!
How are the projects coming along?
TimeFrame Timeline: The Twaddle-Free Timeline for High School and Beyond
You can thank Bonita, an Excellence in Literature user who has been gently reminding me that TFTL would be really, really helpful if I’d hurry and get it done. At least you can thank her when it’s finally up! It was close to finished when she made her request, so it moved to the front of the line. If all goes well, this should be ready for the printer by the end of the month. The cover isn’t done, so I can’t show you that, but you’ll see it soon enough.
Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers
This is another project that’s been sitting half finished on my hard drive for a few years. It’s in the formatting stage, and I really am going to quit fiddling with it and get it out soon. It’s a collaborative effort (just think Strunk & White, except it’s Johnston & Campbell). Mr. Johnston is a retired college professor who generously granted permission to adapt his wonderful handbook to my audience. I’ve added things, updated examples, and converted usages to standard, current American usage. I hope it will be very helpful.
The cover draft you see at left was the run-away favorite of the ones I posted on the blog. If you’d like to see the others, just visit the blog post. There’s so much that is going into this planner that I want to get it just right, so it will probably be the last thing I finish. But I don’t think it will be too long.
If you’re receiving this in plain text and can’t see the images, you’ll find them posted at the blog, janice-campbell.com.
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