The official announcement went out from the WAC Clearinghouse today that my book, Talk, Tools, and Texts: A Logic-In-Use for Studying Lifespan Literate Action Development, has been published.
It’s exciting to finally see that project in print (I’ve only been working on it for, oh, four years or so!), and it happened at a great time for me, personally—I saw the email as I was laboring on a chapter I am woefully behind on. It’s nice to get a very concrete reminder that I can, in fact, finish a project!
So, it was a good feeling. And I’ve gotten some emailed congratulations from various colleagues and friends—which means all the more considering that it’s finals week for many people, and they are slammed with work.
But, as a coach of mine used to say, if you’re reading about it in the paper, it’s yesterday’s news. So it’s time to get back to work.
Come to think of it, that saying is total nonsense, isn’t it? If you are reading it in the paper, it might have happened yesterday, but it’s today’s news. Huh. Only took me fifteen years to realize that.
Well, the spirit of the saying is what matters, I suppose: it’s time to get back to work!