Looking back over my old blog posts, I find that I miss the Vonnegut Marathon and Sunday Stories. I’d like to bring those features back in some way. I don’t know if I’ll have the time, though. I suppose I should pick an author for the marathon and a story idea worthy of completion and then decide.
Here are a few ideas for the marathon.
- Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890—all 36 or so of the Miss Marple stories
- Charles Dickens, born February 7, 1812—the 20 or so novels
- Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19, 1809—the complete works (mostly short stories, very easy)
It’s important to have a meaningful start/end date for a reading marathon, which is why I’ve included the birth dates of the authors. Christie was born in September (like me!), approximately one month from now, so she seems like the best of the three choices. So, if in September I feel up to it, the Marple Marathon will begin on the 15th. It will be a real challenge. There are lots of Miss Marple stories and I may have trouble finding them all.
As for stories, I have a couple of half-finished ones that I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. If I can find the time, I’ll start one of them and post a portion the Sunday after next. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but I’m not very hopeful about this because Baby takes up so much of my time. However, I do have one thing in my favor. While I don’t have a lot of time to sit in front of the computer writing, I have plenty of time for thinking, particularly during late-night feedings. If I can write it in my head, then typing it up should be easy enough. It would make me happy to get some writing done again. Wish me luck!