Monday, February 10, 2014

OMG...It's a blog post!

Yup. It's a blog post. Been a while, I know. I've been busy (and playing video games and shoveling snow and stuff and more stuff...)

Anyway, enough with the wasting time because I'm getting nothing done. Ok, I'm getting lots done, just not a whole lot of writing done. At least creative writing.

For those who haven't heard by now, I started grad school. Something I never thought I would do. After 20 years (yes, I'm old) of working in libraries, I've finally decided to get my Masters degree. Thankfully, there is a good college nearby that offers classes within 10 minutes of my house.

I've been doing a lot of reading. Some grad school related and some fun related. And I have an awesome new plot bunny nibbling at my brain that I am trying to ignore because I have to finish the newest revision of Hate Jacket as well as finish up Romeo and Juliet. Both of these take priority over shiny new librarian novel.

Despite that, I have been sneaking in some time to think about it. My excuse is that it's related to librarians and library stuff and all of my readings can be used as research for it. It's a really cool idea. It's a bit of a dystopia, but I think the idea is different enough to stand out. We'll see. As slow as I write, it could be a long time before it's done anyway.

In my "copious" free time, I wrote a little story for my friend, Gina Denny. My prompt was a line from the book Oh the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss. Mine was "A race on a horse on a ball with a fish". Mine is one of many. I encourage you all to hope over there and read a few.

Writing Goals:
  1. Continue revising HJ based on feedback. Chapter 1 and 2 are revised, but I need to do some tweaking on chapter 2 before starting on 3.
  2. Blog weekly. Technically, I blogged last week, but not on my updates.
  3. Visit at least 1 #writemotivation blog a week. Errr...need to do this.
  4. Cheer on my #writemotivation buddies on twitter. Have been. Lots of awesome goal butt-kicking going on there. People are doing awesome.
  5. Continue working on the helpful links section of the Writemotivation website (currently hidden). I've got it planned out, just need to start filling with links.
Grad School Goals:
  1. Read my grad school textbooks (need to catch up). I've been reading! Slowly catching up. Some are more interesting than others.
  2. Work on my reflection journal (for grad school). Did my first journal entry. It was somewhat babbly.
Well, that's all I have.

'Till next time


  1. Congratulations on starting your Masters! I'm studying a BA Eng right now, 10 years after walking away from a BA History with my sanity barely intact. And I have to say, the reading is by far the hardest to find time for. Good luck with the rest of your goals!

  2. I think it's wonderful you're going back to school. I really hope it works out. :)

    1. Thanks. Need the degree if I want to continue my career as the bad librarian. ;-)

  3. That's so awesome you are going back to grad school! Super proud of you.

  4. Whoot, yay for grad school! I hope you stay... sane. As sane as you already are. So... I guess that means I hope you stay INsane? ;)

    And yay revisions... I keep finding things I have to fix in the first few chapters of Catalyst, whee. So I'm totally with you on the tweaking.

    1. It happens. And yeah. Grad school is a career decision.

  5. It's so great that you're going to grad school! You're doing amazing with your goals and keeping up with everything else. Amazing job! Hope to see you in April. The way time is flying, it won't be long.

  6. OoOh a Masters! I don't envy all that Masters reading though :D
    *shakes the pom-poms of productivity for you*

    1. Some of it is interesting. Some of it is just boooooring.

  7. ok, I'm not liking this whole grad student idea! I MISS YOU!!!!!
    But COOL! sorta. all that work and time taken from me scares me LOL Good on you, though. I'm rooting for you!!
    Can't wait to read upodated HJ and I want to read your R&J!
    Sends you caffeinated cookies to get you through all your work!!

  8. LOL. :D I'm still around, but I am a little busier than I used to be. :D Luckily the reading isn't to intensive (when I remember to do it!).