Getting better all the time

Well, little by little things are getting easier, although my head is still not totally in the game and I’m still not totally caught up with school work.  For good or bad, I don’t have any work on my plate right now – probably mostly for good so that nothing is interfering with school. I’m very behind in submitting writing and book reviews.  I’m talking to my mentor tomorrow and will make sure I can catch up with everything timely.  (What do I mean by that?  I guess I mean that I hope I can finish without getting “in trouble,” or that I will pass even if I rush to catch everything up.) I have decided on what I think will be a good course of action regarding school.  Now that I’ve figured out that Goucher’s MFA program offers summer classes (how did I not know that? somehow it seems like there are a lot of things I don’t know about), I am going to take an elective – Research and Reporting – in the summer, running from May 6 till July 19.  That way I will get my elective out of the way and I can focus on filling in gaps where I need more research and reporting, and hopefully start the fall fresh and ready to go.  I’m working on three essays – well, one is trying to salvage the missionary story however I can, and one is […]

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Yesssssssssss!

I 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 […]

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Format, part 2: The overthinking

In last night’s post I promised to continue my train of thought.  Yesterday was kind of a thoughtful day, as in I wrote for like an hour in my journal, vented some anger, bitterness, resentment, confusion and a little bit about goal-setting.  This is why I keep a journal – a password-protected, naming-names corner of my personal galaxy.  Often after […]

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By George I think…

…I’m getting it.  Over the last 36 hours or so I’ve had a sea change in my understanding of narrative writing and simultaneously in my attitude towards the special-interest magazine writing I’ve been doing.  This semester I was nervous about having time to work and also study – although of course I was also getting nervous about paying my bills, […]

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