Output for the month of July: 6 short stories, 8 poems. Output for July 31 - today: a few sentences. What was different about July? No work... sat near the beach in Villapiana (southern Italy) and ignored the sea and the sand and just wrote. Now I am being bombarded with teaching duties, prep duties, applying for new positions, and attempting to find a better school for my son. Curse you, responsibilities... curse you.