It has been a while eh? At least a couple of weeks. I swear I mean to write at least once a week on this thing, but life just gets in the way. I am taking 18 credits in school for this writing degree and it’s kinda killing me. I also just finalized a divorce and am now the proud single parent of a bouncing baby boy, well he’s 13 so there is that.
I have been neck deep in writing for classes, and revising, and rewriting……. The short story I posted a couple weeks back was the first version of a tale I wove for my fiction class. The new version is totally different, and apparently I need to give it a third go. Not a total rewrite this time , but I will eventually post versions 2 and 3 so all two of my readers can see the difference.
I will say it is kind of cool that I am able to take the same concept and deliver it in three distinct manners, but I guess that is why I am going to school. I also had to do my capstone project for my capstone class…… That was a hoot and write a magazine feature article and a 12 page essay for my non-fiction. All while trying to learn linguistics and programming, which is kicking my ass. I get the material but I need a lot of time for it to stick. I wish I could just write a book or two and get the damn credits I need for it.
How sad is that? I would rather toss 60k words down in book form than take computer programming? I haven’t done that since high school. So its been a hot minute. Anyway, I am tossing three chapters of Emporium up over on Royal Road for you to read and talk bad about me. I have to be honest on this one though, I am not a fan of the ending of that book. This is just the first draft though and it was written in under two months, so be a little sensitive to me. I would love feedback on how to make it a little better, or I might think of something myself, eventually when I get a moment to breath.
I am hoping next semester, my last WOOHOO!!!, will be a bit easier. I have 3 writing classes and an internship, so the homestretch will hopefully be less stressful. I like the writing classes. Writing is easy for me. I think I wrote both my stories for my fiction class in under three hours combined, as 3k words each…….. Don’t hate me because I can write a lot. I make no claims as to the quality though. My grades shall tell though…….
Anyway I will wander off now and let you back to your day, or to read my other drivel, your choice. I promise to TRY to be more regular at posting. I need to.
On a side note, when I can get to it I need to change the banner. Inheritance will not be coming out this fall like I had planned….. sorry about that. It still needs work and I don’t have time. Plus I am thinking of putting out the memoir before that. But no time for anything. I finally got a little time last weekend to write for myself a bit and I started something new instead of trying to edit one of the finished books or working on The redeemed, which is about 100 pages in and lying in limbo……
Yeah I can’t seem to multitask, but I swear I can I just don’t have the time. Plus I am getting ready for my State Tournament with the card game I play. Don’t judge, I play one day a week, that’s the only break I take from school and life in general. I hven’t even made my board game designers meetup in a month. You know how hard it is for a nerd to miss his hobby dates? It’s okay though, I haven’t really worked on any of my prototypes anyway. But the new project is a follow up to the Marin memoir, this time all the nerd stuff.
Yes I feel as though all my nerdiness and adventures are enough for a whole book…….. a short one granted, but still. We shall see. Then again I have like 8 other books I am working on as well, or have started. I plan to finish them all eventually. First I have to get this school thing done. I was thinking of going on to grad school to get an MFA, but I’m not sure 2 to 3 more years of school is what I need. I already have 2 masters degrees gathering dust…….
Anywho, this has gone on long enough. Go check out the new chapters on Royal Road and tell me how bad they are.