The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Reading

Reading is a large part of an academic life,  with keeping aware of current research, grading papers and what not.  Sometimes it is easy to forget reading for pleasure.   During the last two years or so, I have made a concerted effort to read fiction for pleasure and it has been a wonderful aspect of reading I am glad to have back in my life. Mostly I have been reading science fiction and detective/mystery novels.  I have often imagined myself writing a work of fiction, and now I thinking I may put forth a real effort to try to write a novel.  I am going to plan my effort during this Summer, and begin the writing process this Fall.  For me to have a real shot at doing this, though, I need to have a full fledged plan of action.  I have a half dozen raw ideas I have thought of over several years and I will be sifting through these and picking one to begin my effort with this Fall.  

I think I will enjoy the effort.

PipeTobacco

2 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

I like to read but have never fooled myself into thinking I would ever be any kind of an author.

Sunday, 18 May, 2014  
Blogger Beth said...

You might take a look at this for a plan of action:
http://nanowrimo.org

If you can do the preliminary work this summer and fall, you'll be ready to go.
Beth

Monday, 19 May, 2014  

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