Bad news: Still working on my other book that's stalled and fairly plotless.
In other shame spiral news, I have been dreading working on my spring class because I am creating it fresh and it's really overwhelming. BUT. I sat down yesterday with a notebook and pen (so retro) and the wonderful syllabi that my generous friends from grad school have shared with me (feminist collaboration FTW) and wrote a class outline and in just a few minutes, I will write a syllabus!
Such a relief! I can't make a reading list or a class schedule or write any exams yet because I just ordered a ton of books, and I am still not sure what I actually want to students to read. But the task of figuring this out is so much less daunting now that I know what my learning objectives are and how I will assess their mastery.
Who knew there was a class outline bubbling under the surface the whole time??
At least until next month when the kids all start fall ball (FML, just a little bit)