I’ve remained quite busy of late, but I can at least say that I’m accomplishing something. Over the past two weeks I have brought three articles to the completion and submission stage:
1. Aphra Behn’s “The Disappointment” as Ring Composition. (Submitted to Notes and Queries.)
2. The Tripods of Vulcan and Mars: Homer, Darwin, and the Fighting Machines of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. (Submitted to The Journal of Popular Culture.)
3. “A Far Green Country”: Tolkien, Paradise, and the End of All Things in Medieval Literature. (Co-authored with A. Keith Kelly of Kutztown University and submitted to Tolkien Studies.)
I’m also about ready to submit my article proposing that the Anasazi petroglyph I found recently is an example of “Medieval American Cartography.”
So that’ll bring me up to four articles in a rather short span, which ain’t bad. Plus, I’m very close to completing the edits on my massive edition of The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament.
On the down side, I’ve hardly written a word of fiction for about a month, and I’ve long since stopped sending out short fiction. So nothing is remotely forthcoming on that front. Alas.