Here is a list of graduate schools that I’m applying to, in alphabetical order (those crossed out have already been applied to—updates will happen, most likely):
Bowling Green State University
Colorado State University
California State University Long Beach
California State University San Bernardino
Iowa State University
Ohio State University
University Central Florida
University Notre Dame
University Texas-English Dept
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Montana
Western Mich. University
I realize that this isn’t much of a blog, and that you all want more. Right?
Well, this month happens to be November, a month of many things, one being Nation Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo for short—and another being my birth month. Needless to say, this is a very busy month for me. We’ve got cakes and turkeys and novels and graduate applications. Yikes! So much to do.
This year, I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo, once again subjecting myself to the agony that is 1667 words per day. Only this time, I’ve upped the ante. I’m also writing one scene a day in my other WIP The Balance that I’ve been working on this year. While not deadlined at the end of this month, I will have it finished at the end of the year.
Needless to say, I will be very, very busy writing this month. In the week or so that I’ve been writing like a madman, I’ve come to enjoy life a little more. You can’t have writing epiphanies if you’re not writing, and I’ve been having them left and “write” and up and down. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun for a long time.
This past weekend I participated in a Write In for NaNoWriMo and had a blast! I wrote 4620 at the Write In (winning 3rd place for most words in a word war) and came home to write an addition 489 to bring the one day total to 5009 words. That’s roughly 17-19 pages, double spaced. That’s a LOT of writing!
And for those of you that follow me on Twitter (pretty much all of you), you know I’m also going to the gym too. I’m not giving up anything up this month. I still have a social life—though not a huge one to begin with. I’m only fiddling around less at home, and focusing more on what matters. And being less lazy.
If you are part of NaNoWriMo, my best wishes and happy writing. For those of you not, happy writing anyway!