It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I guess I am busy. Well, not really. I have just been lazy in my free time. Not too much in my life has changed... Except for one major thing: I am officially going to Akron. I didn't get a TA position, but I applied too late so it is my fault. It's okay, I will apply again every semester until I get one or I graduate. I am just excited to be a Zip and to be studying composition.
I am trying to finish my book and all the short stories I have written over the past couple of years. I have been slacking in this area, but sometimes I think I will never be satisfied with them. I have to be closing in on 20 drafts of my book, and at least three or four drafts of each of my stories. I have plenty of ideas to work on once I get these finished -- I just don't want to move on until I am satisfied because I know if I don't finish them now I never will. I am also trying to read as much as possible, and I just don't have enough time in one day to work, pay attention to my wife, and work on all of my side gigs. Plus I get easily distracted by guitar playing and partying. The guitar playing is a healthy release -- it's a great stress reliever -- but the partying I am trying to minimize. I am just getting too old for that sort of thing, and I feel like it is too much of a distraction. I just need to buckle down and get shit done. That's my primary goal for the summer. To get this shit done: book, stories, poems, blog.
I will continue trying to develop this blog, see where I want to take it -- how I want to focus it. I am not sure. Maybe I will continue posting a random assortment of journal entries, stories, ramblings, poetry, prose, pictures, etc. That's probably what will happen. I change my mind far too often to make a decision of that magnitude.
Until next time.