congrats yellowI sent a ranting email to my Goucher mentor about my feelings on categories of writing and how my brain is going to explode over the issue.

God bless her – she told me to write stories.  Basically write stories however.

And I replied that that is exactly what I want to do.  Phew.  Now I can dig into my brain and look around me and somehow synthesize it all into a written version – true but beautifully told.  That’s what I meant to do when I said I wanted to be a writer.

She did ask me what the next step is, and I haven’t quite entirely figured out the answer, but Lord knows there are stories in my head.  And I do have tons of reporting and research on Mormons, so there’s always that.

I can hardly wait now.  I do have a lot of catching up to do, both on required writing, the 20-page craft paper and of course the writing.  Time to dig in.