Short Shrift

My poor blog is getting the short shrift (which I just looked up and discovered was a short confession before a person was hanged. You know, in case you were wondering and needed something uplifting to think about. I guess a short confession meant you couldn’t get rid of ALL your sins. Just one or two. So presumably you were still going to hell, which perhaps was a given already since you were about to be hanged. What then, I wonder was the point exactly of the Short Shrift??)

Don’t worry, I have no intention of hanging my own blog, though I would love to find a way to combine it better with my website. Does anyone know if that is possible to do with something like TypePad? Do I have to be a genius programmer to do something like that?

Not that I have time to do something like that anyway. I have to hand in a complete chapter of something fictional on Thursday, do two functional plans for non-profit websites and I just learned that I got a job teaching memoir one night a week at the University of Washington Extension programme starting in January.

Oh Lordy. Only time for one sin.

See? Who has time for dating?

I am excited about the teaching gig, but also very nervous. It will be a steep learning curve. But they always say, do the thing that scares you the most…

Carter surprised me last night. Turns out the kid likes writing. He sat down for about half an hour and wrote a two page piece about 9/11 and what happened that morning. It was a bit of a rehash of what he has read from my book, and I have encouraged him to write things that he remembers, rather than what I do. But he read it this morning to two of his teachers while I was there and took their breath away.

Seems Carter might be teaching that memoir class before long…

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  1. BigLittleWolf November 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congrats on everything you have going on! Busy is good, writing is good, teaching a class may be scary but is wonderful!

    And most wonderful of all, such a source of joy to experience our children taking up even a little bit of something that we do and love.

    You should be proud.

  2. Daniel Mount November 17, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Teaching? Congrats Abby.

  3. anniegirl1138 November 17, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I am jealous of the teaching gig. I would so love to teach a writing class.

    I use Typepad for 50 Something. In terms of posts, it's the same as most platforms, but if you want something custom, it would be a good idea to get someone who knows what they are doing to design it and teach you how to tweek it.

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