I have a fun day mapped out - perhaps 'mapped' is a wishful exaggeration - aside from a seminar on modernism and women at the fin-de-siecle, there is a presentation to prepare on how audience and context, other writers and their work, theory and criticism on writing, inform my own practice of writing. Jealous? Bet you are! Did I sign up for this? I thought I was just going to be writing lots of fun stuff - have to justify that massive tutorial loan I suppose.
Oh! now look at this for craft. How I seamlessly linked stormy weather to a political issue and what a coincidence - that neatly brings me to the other biggie. The last day of campaigning. It has felt pretty relentless as it is, but thank goodness I am not in the States. You guys seem to endure years of the build up to an election, we find it painful after a couple of months.
What to do is the question, if you haven't lost hope completely and been 'Branded' as it were. Follow your heart?