April has been a mad dash of sleepless nights. Between the two jobs both scheduling me more, which I hate to turn down since we’re trying to buy a house soon, and all the homework, I am working a lot of late nights and early mornings.
For instance, I woke up at 8 this morning, so I could get up and get to my nearest Starbucks so I could read and critique the last two short stories for my science fiction writing class. This week in particular is interesting because it was my turn to submit my story. So far, feedback has been good. People enjoy it, and there seems to be a general consensus on what needs work. That’s always a good thing.
So, I’m keeping tabs on that discussion thread so I can keep abreast of any new critiques.
I have a six page paper due on Thursday, which I haven’t started yet. But, I have an outline, all my sources lined up and ready to research, plus all the pages notated that I need for examples. My paper is on Brandon Sanderson’s creation and use of an anti-language in his Mistborn series. So, I’m pretty excited to write it.
When I get home from work tonight, I’ll sit down and get the first two/three paragraphs down. At least rough drafts of them.
We’re still waiting to hear back from the loan officer to get our pre-approval so we can start looking at houses. Because I don’t have enough on my plate.
So basically I’m just in an exhausted holding pattern until the 29th, when I’m off for just over two weeks before summer school starts.
I’m still reading in my very limited spare time. Magician King is turning out much better than its predecessor so far, so that’s good. Book Club is a touch MIA, but I’m about to rein it back in so we can meet up and discuss both Red Rising and Coraline.
Yeah, plus I keep stacking up a bunch of different books that pique my interest from the library. Because I have time for that.
I haven’t heard any news about The Audient Void release, so that’s on my radar to check in on. UGH! SO MUCH STUFF!
But, life is good. I have so many things I want to do, and that’s so much better than drifting along without any interests or passions.
I’ll see you soon Blogland.