Two presentations down, three papers to go. Luckily the presentations were on two of the papers so really I just have one paper to go. I feel like I am through the worst of it and I can see light. However, I still have to sit down and do the busy work, which, when it comes to non-creative writing is the difficult part. It's when writing becomes a chore.
It's not that bad, really. I mean, I am hopefully going to make a living with it, so it will be worth all the headaches and late nights followed by early mornings. I admit, I have been up since 4 a.m. I am okay with that. I am not ready to sleep yet. Sleep will come later. I will stay up later and then sleep in a little. Tomorrow I will spend all day writing and then go to class and then come back and write until it's time to go to bed or I need a break for a while, then I will go to bed and sleep in and get up and write all day on Wednesday, and Thursday, when I have one paper due, but I will have already moved on to the next one, which is due on Monday. The final paper is due next Wednesday.
Then I will be done, done with my first semester of grad school. Hopefully my hard work will pay off and I'll get my A's and I will be able to use all my professors as references on the assistantship application. I already have one for sure. I might have won the second one tonight, and the other one I am pretty sure I could ask her now on the strength of my midterm. I will have a solid paper I can use on the application, too. This Updike paper probably.
And I have the new job next semester where I will tutor people on writing essays, getting some teaching experience. It is all really coming together.
I also will be having a story appear, either in the print copy or on the website -- I don't know yet, but will announce it when I do know -- of Luna Negra, which, for those of you who don't know, is Kent State's literary journal. My story has NOT appeared yet, but I will let you know when I find out more details. Luna Negra's website is lunanegramag.com
Anyways, that's enough boasting for one night.