- Books, Literature, and Writing
Setting a Schedule
My New Writing Plan
I have been taking advantage of some down time to write, some private notes and poetry, and a lot of Hubs. Too many Hubs. And the Hubs are being delivered in bursts, without real rhyme or reason to their appearance. It can't last. Soon, I will have my son back at school, with me his teacher, and that will cut into my time. Other obligations, too, will reappear, demanding my time and attention.
However, I like writing, and I have found I like writing Hubs specifically. They are more casual than other forms of writing I do. They gain an immediate response, or non-response. They have brought me into contact with some interesting people. I plan to continue writing them. I will, however, begin to write on a loose schedule, adjusting my contributions to my time and my energy level.
First, I have received some encouraging praise for my World Poetry Project series. I will continue to work on this, attempting to post a new hub in the series every Monday and Wednesday. (Look for Pindar and Sophocles next week).
Second, I have found it helpful to write my way through reading Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery. There is a lot to play with, a lot to think about, in there, and I will finish this series of hubs as well. I have finished the book, and the hubs themselves are about halfway through the book, so stopping seems wasteful. Anyway, these hubs will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Once all for Prague Cemetery have been posted, I will continue to post reviews of what I have read on Tuesdays. Tuesdays, I think, I will keep for fictional works, while Thursdays I will post either a review of a non-fiction work, a research note on some historical topic, or a discussion of a historical period, person, question that I find interesting.
Finally, on Fridays I will post a commentary hub. This will concern something I found amusing, disturbing, or worthy of attention during the week. This is today's commentary. I don't plan to establish a list of topics for my Friday commentaries. I will decide upon them as I go along.
To all of those who have read or are still reading my hubs, I thank you. My special thanks to all who have left comments and made suggestions. I'll keep writing as long as someone keeps reading. In all honesty, I will keep writing even without readers, but it is a hell of a lot more fun when I know someone is paying attention.
Have a great day everybody.