My writing focus for tha past 6 months has been to write more. I’m definitely writing more, and feeling happier for it. My next step is to start submitting more of the writing. To that end I recently sent out a piece of flash fiction and recently received a rejection note from an editor that I’m entirely sure is a very nice person and upon whom I want only good things to befall. I definitely don’t want them to get a terrible condition in their hands that makes them or able to type the letters V, Y, and J or to be trampled by raging unicorns, or for their coffee to spill in their lap. Definitely not. I am way too classy for that sort of thing.
Actually–to be honest, I’m starting to get used to this and to get the hang of it. It’s like applying for jobs. Do your research, show them your best work, then let it go. All of the energy spent worrying and raging is much better spent writing and doing things that make you want to write. Such as….volunteering at a writing center! Reading BBC news online! Pretending to be a demi-goddess!
With that clever segue, I am happy to announce that I interviewed a nabbed a work-study position at a writing center and worked my first shift yesterday. In exchange for holding down the desk, making coffee, sweeping up pencil eraser crumbs (there are a lot of those in a writing studio), and helping them refine their course evaluations I will get free writing classes! Hooray!
I decided to address feeling out of the loop when it comes to current affairs by reading BBC news online. It is one of the best news sites I’ve ever come across and I like going through all of it quickly, then choosing one region of the world to cover more deeply. Apparently we have refused the extradition request of Bolivia. Also Canada has kicked out lots of Iranian diplomats.
Last but far form least, I started playing a table top RPG in which we are playing modern day demi-gods. It’s a great group of folks who all love mythology so it should be a lot of fun.