Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Late Nights and Early Mornings

It's 1:21 a.m. and I am sitting here, having just finished reading "Measure for Measure" for class tomorrow.  I am still undecided about Shakespeare.  I'm not sure whether to like him or not.  I can honestly say I am not a huge fan of his comedies, so far.

Still working my way through Moby Dick, and I can honestly say I am enjoying it more more as I dive deeper and deeper within its pages.  Melville was undeniably a genius.  There, I said it.  As I have had time to ruminate on Typee, my favor has also started to sway towards it.

Chaucer, is well, Chaucer.  I like it well enough, I suppose.  The more I know the language the better I understand his writing and the more I appreciate it.  That goes for everything I am reading right now, really, but especially the Chaucer -- since Middle English is very different from Modern English.

Tomorrow I find out whether I move onto the next stage of the Amazon Breakthrough Writer Awards.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous, or that I won't be a little disappointed (if my pitch is rejected).  In some ways I will be relieved, because, if I don't make it to the next stage, at this point, it is a comment on my pitch-writing and not on my novel-writing.

I am confident that with the advice I will get from my readers, I will be able to make is salable.  I am confident that I have a good product, one worth reading, and whatever changes my readers suggest I will take into full consideration before I move on to trying to get it published.

Haven't had time lately to work on those last three stories.  I am confident that I just need to carefully proofread them and tweak the language to my liking.

Well, I have to work bright and early at 9 a.m., so I should probably head to bed.  I will try to meditate on this Shakespeare and do the supplementary reading before class tomorrow, and hopefully come to some sort of conclusion about the text so I don't sound like a complete idiot in class tomorrow evening.  Looking forward to digging back into the Melville tomorrow.  It was probably good to take a day off, though.

"Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure."

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