Very long day - but overall, a damn good one.
I spent the morning working, then headed to SVA to deliver a lecture on interactive narrative. (The first paid one I've done, too, which was cool - I've gotten plane fares and the like before, but there's nothing like a paycheck to make a girl's day!) The lecture itself went fine - I kind of improvised most of it, but I think I often speak better that way. The students were pretty engaged, which was great, and they actually asked me to stay for an extra hour. I couldn't stay the whole time, but the students had lots of questions and things to discuss so I think it worked out fine.
Even better, one of the administrators of the program was sitting in on the class and asked me if I want to teach there - which I thought was super, super cool. She said I was dynamic and a great lecturer and that they wanted me to do a class, which might lead into a full-time professorship deal. I don't know where I'm going to be in the fall, of course, but I think it would be fun to do. The nice thing is that they mostly know about stuff I don't know too much about - visual arts and the like - so I think it would be really enriching for me to teach. I even came away from today's lecture with a few new ideas!
Then, like every Tuesday, there was Gloria Mundi, which was a quasi-downtime session today - they resolved a lot of the stuff that needed to be dealt with from the last story arc, which means we can move into our long downtime session next week. I'm not sure why this particular session left me absolutely wiped out. Lots of good meaty stuff happened, I got to play a number of my favorite NPCs, and the group narrowly avoided getting into a horribly destructive status war, but somehow that kind of stuff which usually energizes me just left me wanting to go to bed. So that's what I'm off to do.