Publications and Grad School

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The last few weeks have been very difficult in terms of my routine, and I’ve tried establishing what sort of thing I can. Grandpa was in the hospital for about three weeks, and just came home last night. I haven’t been writing, and I’ve been letting my graduate applications languish. I’ve got one almost done, just need a little more to finish it up. The first is always the hardest to complete, I don’t know why.

I’m not in very much of a productive stage in writing, and that’s okay for me. Right now, I’m gathering ideas and living. What happens and has happened will inform my writing in the future. They say a writer is always working, and that is true: “How can I use this in a story/poem?” I think that more than I should.

I’ve moved on in my writing at the moment to submission for publication. I can’t seem to write or revise, so I figured that I might as well submit a story and some poems to see what happens. This is a good stage to be in, much like the others. I will keep you all updated on what happens with them, and let you all know!

In other news, I’ve had very good comments on my stories: that I have good characterization. From a mentor no less. I know I’m not a perfect writer (as we all can’t be) and I’m happy to have strong characterization. Just means I need to work on other aspects of my writing. Perhaps some of those exercises will develop into other stories.

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