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College and Conspiracy

And the next-to-last semester at Bowie State University has officially started.


I have one class, Seminar in African Literature, the first half of my thesis, and my comps this semester. I think I’m already going to like this class. Not only is my professor pretty cool, but he’s also from Kansas City, so I have another long-suffering Chiefs fan to commiserate with.


One of the things I’m looking forward to this semester is being able to use my Nook to download the texts we’re going to be using this semester. Usually, my professors had been using Norton Anthologies, and as usual, the version the professor wanted was NOT the versions being offered as e-books. Dr. Walker specifically is using books we should be able to find on-line to help keep the cost down. Major kudos for that.


I explained some of my personal writing projects that I’m working on and how I’m trying to expand my knowledge of folktales and legends beyond the usual Greek/Norse/Celtic that much of our current fantasy is based on. He’s got some ideas about that for me and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with on that score. He says one of our texts this semester should be right up my alley. Can’t wait for him to post the syllabus so I can snag it.


But, of course, since tonight is a class night, that did limit my writing time. Still, I rewrote/revised another chapter tonight in which one mystery was solved, a deadly plot may have been exposed, and our plucky heroine is asked to serve as live bait against Sky Pirates.


Will she survive or will the bloodthirsty terrors of the open skies treat her to a fate worse than death . . . or maybe just death? Tune in next chapter to find out.


And on that melodramatic note, revisions tonight for On Wings of Steel came to 3,871 words.


The end of the book is teasingly close now.


Originally published at Richard C. White. Please leave any comments there.

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