Part of the reason I forgot though had to do with today being my sister's birthday and taking her out for some birthday fun. Like you do. In 18 degrees weather! Ouch!
I got word last night that a course I had proposed at Arcadia University (where I teach in the English Dept) was approved for fall 2013 and I am ridiculously excited about this class.
I'll be teaching The Hero's Journey, looking at the archetypal journey in myth, literature, history, pop culture and psychology, and I'll also be examining the feminine counterpart of the journey. I remember discovering Joseph Campbell and his work my freshman year of college.
And I was SO pissed.
Mostly because I'd started creating my own theory about the hero's journey and putting together all of the similarities I found in Sumerian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, Roman, and Indian mythology. I had started studying the journey in religion when I was in high school for an independent art project.
And then I read The Hero With A Thousand Faces and realized Joseph Campbell had already done the work for me. And then I forgave him because it was so amazing.
And now I get to teach it! I'm working on a few other proposals at the moment.
Speaking of classes I'm teaching...Art of the Query Letter is in two Fridays.
9 more days you guys! 9 more days of "daily" blogging and 9 more days to finish my novel! EEK!