Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Break 2012

It's kind of like a sabbatical, I think.

I have goals, like reading the books I need to read for my one huge term paper this semester, but mainly this week is about me.

For the first time, the majority of my work this semester has consisted of creation.  I wrote more than fifty pages of original work for one class alone.  Add the thirty-four pages for my other classes and it becomes natural to think that I am feeling a bit drained.

I need to be rejuvenated, and I really think the only way to do that is to remember why I am doing all of this.  So Friday, I watched Glee.  Sunday I watched Star Wars.  Today I am watching Harry Potter and I may or may not be watching Avatar later.  Also, I think I'll be reading Catching Fire tonight.

Already, I am thinking of fresh ideas to apply to my work.  New and better ways to accomplish what I really want to accomplish.  Maybe sometime this week I'll try to apply them, but I think I'll hold off on school-related creation this week.  If I write anything, it'll be fandom related.  That's more of a game than creation, anyway.

Of course, sometimes I feel like I'm beginning to take myself too seriously.  Writing is supposedly to be about expression and all that.  But if I learned anything this semester, it's that writing is about communication, or rather conveying that expression to an audience.  Therefore, if I am going to be successful, I must begin to strictly adhere to what I want to say.  It is a careful and serious business, writing.

I know that sounds pretentious, but if I were to remain artsy rather than serious about my craft, I am sure I would achieve nothing.

This week is to prepare me for the work ahead.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Know I'm Not on Here Much Anymore

But I feel like I should let you all know that some of my work has been selected for publication in LU's literary magazine, Arrow Rock.  I'm thinking it will be in print in April.

Next task: The GRE.