Friday, February 22, 2013

Massive Quantities!

Massive quantities of grading struck last night and this morning. (23 term papers and 32 essays.) You might say I'm having a gradepocalypse, and will certainly be digging out for a while. We also have faculty interviews today and Monday. That means I won't be able to visit blogs much for the next few days, probably until at least Monday or Tuesday. I will keep you all in mind, however.

In the meantime, the exceptional Ty Johnston,  over at life on the written page has reviewed the first two of my Fiction Techniques series of ebooks. And he said nice things!  I hope you'll get a chance to check it out. And have a look at Ty's own offerings of both print and ebooks. He's got a range of items listed HERE.  I've mostly read his fantasy stuff, which is excellent.

Take care.

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28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about all the work stuff, but congratulations on the reviews!

Paul R. McNamee said...

Too bad. I was expecting a post about massive quantities of beer or books or both.

Good luck!

Aimless Writer said...

Have fun! I'm heading over to Ty's to check it out.

Cloudia said...

Glad more folks will benefit from you r
Insights, Charles
Aloha

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, good luck with the grading. I'll be checking out Ty Johnston's reviews soon.

Keith said...

I feel your pain. My gradeocalypse is about to start as well.

Deka Black said...

Grading forecast seems to be a heavy blizzard of work... Good luck!

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, thanks, man.

Paul, I was hoping for that post as well. Maybe after I'm done with the massive grading.

Aimless, thanks. I appreciate that.

Cloudia, probably more glad than they will be when they get the papers back. :)

Prashant, I appreciate that.

Keith, sad, very sad. For us both. :)

Deka, yep, a storm of outrageous proportions.

Travis Erwin said...

Happy grading.

The Golden Eagle said...

Wow. That sounds like an extreme amount of things to get done.

Riot Kitty said...

You must be very patient for grading.

laughingwolf said...

old profs can do MANY things by deadline, as you know ;)

Greg said...

wow, that sounds like a lot more work than should be done in 1 day or night! congrats on the good reviews.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

With that many papers, it's no wonder creativity leaks right out your ears, and you've been having some no writing days. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Erwin, I doubt it. :)

Golden Eagle, feast or famine is the story of academia it seems.

Riot Kitty. my wife gets to hear from frustration and irritation.

Laughingwolf, it gets harder over the years sometimes.

Greg, it will keep me busy 16 hour day yesterday.

Bernard, it does suck it away.

Travis Cody said...

Pace yourself Sir!

Oscar said...

Ahh, the luck of the education profession. Good luck, Charles.

ivan said...

I don't know Ty Johnson, but I am impressed by Ty Johnson's cv. and incredible book output!

It almost inspires me.

This old garlic-snapper want to follow suit. Heh. The kobassa trilogy?

ivan said...

Sh'd read Ty Johnston.

My bad

David Cranmer said...

Best of luck with the work load, Charles. Let's sell a million books tomorrow and kiss the soul-sucking day jobs goodbye. Cool?

jodi said...

Charles, I can imagine nice things being said about you! Gradeocalypse is one a good one that I will share with my teacher friends.

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Cody, thanks, man

Oscar, indeed.

Ivan, Ty's a pro

David, it's still a dream for sure. :)

Jodi, lol.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that's some massive grading indeed!!

X. Dell said...

Okay. Now I'm buying more of your stuff.

Charles Gramlich said...

Otimistic, sigh, indeed.

X-Dell, my day is made better! :)

ivan said...

Barely middleclass, I am constantly fascinated with the bourgeois sense of detail.

But sloppy writing, from the word go, tends to make me want to red-pencil, straight off:

e.g,

“Martinez had been standing under somber skies for what seemed hours..."

(Don't talk to the skies standing there somber. They are depressed and probaly won't answer). :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, somber is a good word, just not here.

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