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"Understand, she was not a genius of a child, but merely one of considerable intelligence and talent, who after years of frustration and boredom had seized her opportunity at last."--Merrick by Anne Rice

The Beast in the Jungle

He continued to look at her. "What then is the matter with you?"
"Well," she said after another wait, "the matter with me is simply that I'm more sure than ever my curiosity, as you call it, will be but too well repaid."
--From "The Beast in the Jungle" by Henry James

Don't pass out because I am actually posting something...

Wow. I have really been out of the blogging world. I haven't blogged anything in a really long time, mainly because I have been so busy in my "real world" job. The end of the summer through the holidays are my busiest time around here, so I just haven't had the time (nor have I felt energized or inspired enough) to write anything.

I am finally feeling like I want to step back into my "literature" world again, so I have set a few goals for myself. One goal in particular is to get something ready to submit to the VI conference next year. I don't want to quit working in the field I spent the better part of a decade participating in! So, I am working out some possible avenues of research at the moment. The only thing I know for sure is that I don't want to write about Dickens! :)

As far as my other writing: I am finishing up a chapter on A. E. Wilson, and I am outlining my NaNoWriMo project. This is the first year I feel up to it since 2008, so I am rea…