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!