Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

So, I had my final workshop of the semester tonight, and it went really well. I received a lot of positive and helpful feedback. I often think my titles are so clever, but this one ("Where Unwanted Children Go" a story about an 11-year-old kid abandoned in a hospital) was shot down by several people, but it's all good. I agree that it gives too much away. I've decided not to post it though, since I'm going to be trying to get these things published this summer. But if you want to read it, let me know and we'll make that happen.

I'm totally thrilled to be done with workshop though--I'm still so exhausted with school. One more week though (thank God, cause I really am going crazy). I'm so stressed out that I've made myself sick. I'm a firm believer that you can speak things into reality, because I think I talked my body into contracting a cold (or pig flu, but let's not joke about that and let's just knock on wood right now). I'm glad the semester is nearly over too--I'm feeling better than I was a few weeks ago (about the program, etc.), but there is still a level of discontent within me. Mostly because I'm flying through this thing and I wanted a bit more time. Currently I'm trying to decide whether or not I should finish in May or carry on for one more semester to work on my thesis. Who knows--it's all too much money. Way too much.

That's all for now.


Becca said...

I am so glad workshop is almost over too. So very thankful that summer is here.

I actually had a new short story idea today while trying to figure out how to revise an old one that was going to be in my thesis. It's the first I've felt that excited to be writing in awhile.

Hurray for summer!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have been been a faithful follower of your blog ever since finding you on Fictionpress. You really do amaze me in devoting so much time into your writing. I was wondering, would it be cool if I read some of your works? It would be great if you could read some of mine too. I'm a first year in college and there's this writing workshop I want to get into. You have to get into 3 before being able to declare a creative writing major and it's really hard to get in. I only applied once, and got rejected. I hope to apply again, but I really need to try harder this time. Do you mind helping?

Tanya said...

Sure! Send me an email and we'll talk more. :)

Esther said...

I want to read the new story!

Amy K. said...

I want to read the new story too. And, the Festival of Books is usually at the end of April from what I understand...kinda sucks because that will be the end of the semester for you. But, you would love it! You get to meet soooo many writers.


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