Post here http://xjaeva.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-gets-my-lurnin-on.html
Tomorrow is the first day of the new semester for me. I feel like I'm going into first grade again. I have that excitement of a child heading to school. ::SQUEE:: I love the new things you get. Paper, binders, books, post-its. I'm an office/schools supply geek!
I took last semester off because I was still in Kentucky with my family when it started. It was a timing/money thing as always. My mom drove from Kentucky to Maryland, picked me and the boys up and we stayed there- for two and half months. One of the benefits from being able to work anywhere.
That semester off gave me a much needed break I was longing for. I participated in nanowrimo and have a novel! Sure it's not done or perfect. I'm in the process of revising it. And sure I had been working on a novel before that and abandoned to work on something new. But I needed that. I needed that new. I needed it to not take 10 years to figure out. I needed to let go of perfection.
As I mentioned before, I wrote a novel when I was 14. It was pure and utter crap! I mean I was 14 and writing about a girl who got aids and had a baby and whos boyfriend died of aids. Then she accidently overdosed and that's how the novel ended. So I started another one when I was 17. And I'm still not done with that one. Because I was so afraid of it sucking like the first one. With nanowrimo I was free to let go and let it suck and just focus on word counts. It was wonderful and fun and now I have a book. And I like that book and I'm having a good time editing it.
So tomorrow starts the new semester. And I have two english classes which I'm uber excited about. I also made the decision this summer to focus on English and writing. I started out working towards an Education degree. And that was good. That was a start. But it's not what I'm passionate about. Writing is. I won't go too much into how the state of publishing industry bums me out. I don't feel limited though. I consider myself a novelist in training.
My eventual goal is to have an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts. And once I'm past the associates I won't have to take these damn crap classes. Like math.