Did ya miss me? No? Awww. My feelings are a little hurt.
Okay, dramatics aside I am in a good mood.
(1) I’m officially going to another country for the first time next semester. Exciting, right? Right!
(2) I wrote what I think is an awesome prologue to a story I am working on. I re-worked it and JUST finished it and it’s WAY better than the first one. I think it gives a interesting background, but still hints towards the direction that I want to take in the story.
(3) I made a new story for you guys to read! Okay, maybe two…or three. I know, it’s not a lot, but I have to study for the GRE and getting critiques is not easy when everyone is in vacation mode.
(4) I am going to post a story right after posting this! YAY!
I really do hope that you like this one. I was really unsure for a while about how to go about the next couple of stories. There was this whole, trying not to make it cliché, what’s the best ending/beginning, etc. battle going on in my head. I want to make sure you get everything you need to understand my intent and get the message. Overall, I want to give you something good.
And to make the process easier, and give me more writing time I will only post one story today. Sorry! I think that giving you more than one story at a time brings up your expectations, although some of you may not have at all. The point is I want to see you enjoy the reading, hopefully take time digest it and eventually come back in a couple days and read the next one.
I was also considering making Session One a part of a series. Sort of episodes involving the characters and their lives, how they ended up in their situations, and afterward. I don’t know quite yet whether or not I’m going to. It’s just a thought. I was also considering making Recovery Plan a larger piece or doing the same as Session One. What do you guys think?
Anyway, I’m busy and so are you so here’s the next story.
I look back at Maggie as she lies in my bed. She rolls over and wraps the sheets tightly around her, the cold air seeping into the room. I look back out to the balcony. The snow falls slowly but surely begins to pick up. Reality is coming back, but I shed my robe, slip back into the bed, wrapping my arms around Maggie.
how’s it been? The semester, it seems, is coming to a close and everyone whose in college (and high school?) is getting ready for finals. I know it’s crazy over here right now. I haven’t really had to time to right anything, which is depressing. I have some time, but it’s one of those times where your mind is so filled with crap that you can’t get anything down to the page. Welcome to the world of writer’s block.
I hate it.
A writer’s worst nightmare.
As well as academic papers and really bad movies.
But I digress.
This blog has probably seen better days, especially when I first started and because of everything–my inconsistency you as readers have suffered. So I am letting you know that I have to take time of from the blog, at least until finals are over.
My schedule is currently packed with applying with graduate schools and coming up with writing samples and taking the GRE in 3 weeks (I take it the day after Christmas if you can believe it), which I have yet to study for.
College man. The end is the most difficult part. But hopefully when I graduate it’ll get easier because this semester has honestly been a shit storm. Next semester I only have 4 more courses, one of which I am hoping will be study abroad. Well….I’m not sure if I’m as excited about it anymore. I applied to go Argentina for a week. Seems cool but expenses are crazy, especially going with a class. I have yet to attain my passport, so with graduate application fees and a cell phone bill….it’s kind of hard. I’ll pull through somehow, right?
If I do go, maybe I can write some stories about it. I think that’d be cool. Don’t you?
I was wondering if it would be a good idea to put a longer piece of fiction onto the blog. I’ve been working on a book of fiction, but I’m editing the first chapter based on some really great critiques. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not, I’ll think about it. If you guys would like to see them though, by all means let me know if you’re interested.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for reading and I will dedicate a lot of time to writing once all this is over. Christmas vacation is coming up and I’ll have so much time for you! You can keep me all to yourselves, it’ll be fun!