As some of you already know, I have been working on writing an elementary-level science curriculum for a little while now. I have a science background (Biology & Forensic Science), and I wasn't pleased with the curricula available to homeschoolers. Specifically, classical homeschoolers. I wanted something that followed a classical, taxonomic approach without having to build as I went. Well, I ended up having to build it, but thought it could be even better, more concise and easier to use, so I started writing. (Frodo is so wonderful. When I told him I wanted to write a science curriculum, he bought me a laptop for my birthday and has perfected the nagging/ encouraging dance to help keep me motivated.)
I'm not sure what possessed me to time it this way, but a couple weeks before we moved, I sent some query letters to a couple of publishers to see if they'd be interested in publishing the curriculum once it was finished (I am about 1/3 through writing the first of four volumes). One publisher contacted me in mere days asking for a proposal and sample chapters. Less than a week before we moved, I met with the publisher face-to-face. About 5 minutes before we were planning to hit the road with the moving van, the publisher called. They wanted to publish the curriculum!
I just signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the first two volumes. With God's blessing, they will be ready by late spring/ early summer 2008. (I'll share more details as I learn them.)
So, if you don't see me around here often, it's because I'm writing... or teaching... or cleaning... or sleeping.
If you do see me around here often (I'll be around some... for "me" time), join Frodo in his dance of nagging and encouraging and remind me to get to work! :)