Saturday, March 10, 2007

Up for air / Finn Mac Cool

I neglect my blog for the best of reasons: I'm actually busy writing other things!

Last week, I turned in articles on the Conquest of Gaul, of Britain, on Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix. This week the articles due are on the Punic Wars.

The novel re-write has passed the half-way point; the nonfiction book proposal actually exists in skeletal form. I have a pile of queries an inch thick in circulation and will be adding to it shortly. Who has time to blog?

The novel Finn Mac Cool by Morgan Llwllyn is the fictionalized take on the same stories studied in Wisdom of the Outlaw, and a lot more fun to read. Why do academics insist on sucking all the drama and life out of perfectly good stories? No wonder kids hate history and love fairy tales.

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