Friday, March 1, 2013

Signs of Life

Okay, I am still alive.  One might think, from the usual frequency of these blogs -- at least in the past six months or so -- that there is something dramatically wrong with me for having gone over a week without so much as posting even a video.

There is nothing wrong with me.  Well, nothing that wasn't already wrong with me before this week.  There is not newly wrong with me.

School is virtually nonstop.  Sometimes I wake up in the night analyzing Melville or Shakespeare (sorry, Chaucer, hasn't happened yet).  It is like when I used to have nightmares of working cash at Chipotle, only, honestly, the literature analyzing dreams aren't so bad.  It's nice to take a break from thinking about it, though.

Stayed up last night and worked on a short story that has had several names and several versions over the past two years or so since I wrote it for a fiction workshop.  I cut out a lot of words, but the ones that are left, well...  They are pretty fantastic -- I think I can say that.  If somebody can't admit when something they have been working on has turned out well -- better, even, than I ever thought it would -- then there is no justice in the world.

Anyway, I will probably proofread it through a few more times and then try and find an online literary journal where it will make a nice home.  I have one in mind already, but, I want to do some more research before I make a decision.

That leaves me with two stories left to finish editing/proofreading before I can start on some NEW IDEAS!  I am excited for the prospect.  It has been a while since I have written any new fiction or poetry, and I want to write something that is completely different from the types of stories I have been writing.  At least something that is a progression from what I have been writing.  It is important for me to make progress.

Well, anyway, happy Friday!  I hope you all get to relax this fine weekend.  I...have too much homework to do too much relaxing, but I will definitely find the time.  Anyways, I think I am going to go home after work, get out Dottie and "Rock the Casbah."  Or just my office.  Cheers!

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