People is sometimes kind.
July 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
Read here if you are interested in that subject line. And if you read that, you can also know that I sometimes miss my days of teaching English. While it was an incredible challenge, being a part of someone learning a new language is hilarious. Yep, it’s all about me and being entertained by students. (Hope you caught my sarcasm there.) I think I might teach a class this fall at the English Learning Center on Chicago Ave. I miss those loud Somali women!
I have been writing tonight! For my novel! It’s going okay. Almost a month ago, teacher Ian suggested I use the Aphrodite and Hephaestus mythology as inspiration. So I just wrote the scene in which Hephaestus catches Aphrodite in bed with Ares. My story has different characters, but draws on the characterization of the classic myths. I don’t want to reveal too much of it just yet. I have an idea of what happens next in the book, but I have to figure out how to get from one episode to the next. Sometimes I think writing comedy would be easier, but when I write a comedic scene, it is so cheesy. Anyway. I’m glad to be writing, and I’m looking forward to my meeting with my writing group on Thursday to get feedback and ideas.
I have an itch to make Ethiopian food right now, but I’m quite sure I don’t have the necessary spices. Boo. I might attempt something anyway, with lentils, cayenne pepper and onions. I’ll write of my culinary adventures tomorrow. Adios, amigos.