...for a whole week until summer classes start. I'm applying for a job at the Kent Free Library as a Page or something, because my job through KSU is only during the regular school year.
, I'm sorry guys. There hasn't been a workshop run for months, and I know it's my own fault. It's just so low on my list of priorities right now, and that's a bummer. It should really be run by someone who's passionate about it. I feel like I'm phoning it in. So, right, I'm open to literally any offers to take over. I'll try to write up a Workshop this week, though
I feel like if I don't keep it up I'm letting ^Beccalicious
down; she worked so hard to make it a terrific group, and then she bequeathed it to me, and I've just let it fall into disrepair.
Okay, the rest of this journal is my own mental organizational blah. Feel free to scroll to the end to find a link to a passing for clever essay about teenagers and math.
I haven't been writing much that wasn't specifically for class, The Agenda, or The Burr. The stuff for class I've actually really liked writing, and being an English Major has definitely pushed me to write a lot and write critically. I've written five 3000-4000 word papers for Honors classes this semester, which has taught me the valuable lesson that I have it in me to bang out 3000 A+ words in a 3 hour sitting if 1. I've done my research and 2. those are pretty much the last three hours before the deadline.
And, you know, I'm sure I learned things about British Literature and the art of Rhetoric. Hopefully I'll retain...something, ugh, I dunno. Fried by finals. All good though, A's and B's. Except for one class in which I ended up having to take an Incomplete, because I got pneumonia and missed a lot of classes near the end of the semester.
Being on The Burr has certainly taught me a lot about magazine journalism, which I've had to learn on the job as I'm going, and it's gotten me thinking that, hey, that might be a direction I want to go, so I'm definitely rejoining next Fall. Whereas The Agenda ended up being too much of a time commitment. I might post a few more of my Desk episodes, although I'm not super proud of most of them.
Non assigned writing...I've, like, "doodled" some stuff, like short-shorts and sketchy drafts. I've got a list of projects, both short stories I want to really bang out and polish up, and two full-length plays that are...ugh. One is the stage version of Dead Sexy Zombie Killers, which is proving to be more difficult to adapt than I anticipated, and I *really* want to produce it Senior year. The other is a play that elaborates on my short story "The Girl With Two Hearts." I've plotted it out, written a lot of notes, and now it's at the stage where I have to actually write it out before it becomes brain crack.
The thing is, I'm lost on priorities. I need a goal, and deadlines. The short stories...maybe if I was working towards an anthology? I might have to steal *orphicfiddler
's idea and sneak in some of the poems and essays I wrote, maybe even some drawings and comics. Btw, whenever
's book comes out, I definitely want to read it! So psyched.
But should the anthology take priority over DSZK or TGWTH? And when on Earth could I produce TGWTH? Not Junior year (which is actually this year, omg), I don't think. Maybe Spring semester, but then I'd really have to get a move on with it. Like I'd need to have the script nailed by August, so I could pitch it to directors or professors or whomever you have to talk to to get a spot in BlackBox and a table at semester auditions. Ffff, I'm glad I'm no longer a Theater Major, but I really wish I was more in the know there.
Okayokayokay. Priorities. Well, summer classes take top place, and then the job if I can get one.
The Girl With Two Hearts stage play. I've outlined about 11 scenes. One scene hammered out per sitting? I can do that. Then, buttboats of revision.
Short stories and other short whatevers. My long short story/short novella "Timeless" is probably on hiatus for a while, but some other stories like "The Silent Girl" and ones I haven't posted versions of yet I'll be working on.
Dead Sexy Zombie Killers might have to be a project for next
summer, or possibly the Fall. But, I suppose there's no harm scribbling some scenes if I get inspired or need a break from my other work.
Alright, lastly: The journal title promised publication, and here it is: [link]
I wrote an essay over a year ago, and it got published in this month's issue of [slippage]
. It's about the complicated relationship I have with math.