The last seven days has seen a lot more variety than is usually the case in my writing life. And It’s been good. Maybe variety really is the spice of life.
In the course of those last seven days I finished the first draft of my third novel and sent it off to the publisher to begin the review and editing stage; completed virtually all texts for the major new exhibit installation that is to go into what will be the Camus Productions-designed Colchester Historeum in about six months time; completed the final review of the pages for the book on the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO WHS that will be released in a few weeks; wrote a book review; and began to write a paper for an academic conference that will be held at the Université Laval in Québec in June. In the normal course of things, I have one or two projects to work on, but this was an exceptional week. The writing of the conference paper is not over yet, but I have to say it felt good to put that old academic hat back on yesterday as I started to figure out what I wanted to say about religion at Louisbourg and the Récollets. It was kind of like seeing an old friend, though in this case, that friend is a part of me.