I've been visiting this blog a good deal lately - indeed, I've recently re-read pretty well each posting I've out up since I got going in early 2009. But this engagement with my own previous postings hasn't been translating in to creating new posts.
Here's why: I am throwing myself into writing the book I've mentioned in earlier postings. It's a book which introduces then presents a set of lessons using classical myth for autistic children. So, just when I'm working more intensively than ever on the project, I'm quieter than I sometimes am on the blog.
I'm close to finishing a draft of the introduction - currently at 12,298 words. Here's the current version of the first paragraph:
This book – part of the series Our Mythical Childhood – is concerned with a particular kind of “mythical childhood,” an autistic childhood. It is a book which presents a set of activities which are each concerned with classical myth. The second part of the book presents the activities, which are divided into ten lessons. This first part of the book explains the purpose of the lessons, what they focus on and why they take this focus. I spend quite a bit of time giving the background for two key reasons. One is to help any teacher, or other adult, who is interested in using some or more of the lessons, know about the mythological background to the activities. The other key reason is to set out why I have developed the activities.
Now I must to get back to the book!