Chapter 3 of Last War in Albion is 9824 words long. This is not a bad length – the first two chapters are 11,577 and 12,54. So it’s in range.
Which would be comforting if I weren’t aware of how much there was to finish. Thankfully the first 2000 words are solid, so I can slice a post off the top and make Thursday’s deadline, but having the ebook together… ooh, that’s dicier.
Once I stagger past the finish line on that, it’s time for some focus on Wonder Woman for a bit.
Meanwhile, there’s been a lot of stuff about academia whizzing about the blogonet this week. Some of you have surely seen this story, but I figured I’d repost it for those who haven’t. Death of an Adjunct
tl;dr – a part-time professor at Duquesne University, a Catholic university in Pittsburgh, died in crushing poverty after twenty-five years of service to the University. Which is citing a religious objection to unionizing its adjuncts (curious, given the historical links between the Catholic church and the American labor movement). The university asserts that it gave the late Margaret Mary Vojtko a dorm room to stay in when she could not afford to heat her house, and that priests visited with her frequently as she battled cancer (which bankrupted her). Because nothing says supporting someone who’s worked for you for a quarter-century like a dorm room and a pat on the shoulder as they’re dying.
No active question for discussion this Waffling. Just a shuddering anger at the ruins of a once proud profession.