It has been so long that I've posted that I feel thoroughly ashamed! Well, I'm here now, so I'll let you know what I've been up to.
I'm currently registered in a copy editing class, which is helping me on my way to becoming an editor. I love it so far. It's nice to finally be doing something that has to do with my career choice. I've also applied for a creative writing class next term and I'm hoping they'll love the stories I attached to the application because I really want to take the class.
The short fiction class I'm currently in has definitely inspired me in my own writing. Thanks to studying the likes of Poe, Gilman and Faulkner, I've learned what it takes to write a great short story. I wrote a new story that I entered into the Canada Writes contest and I feel like it's good enough to win. I also entered the Writer's Digest Horror Competition with an older story of mine that I spiced up after I read Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher".
As for my novel, I haven't had time to sit down and do the last edits due to the 12 papers -- yes 12 papers!-- that I've had to work on this term. Six down, six to go! I'll be doing that at Christmas. I also decided that I might as well send it to a professional editor so I can see what he/she does in the field and get some experience there and also to get all the stuff I've missed myself.
Well, that's about whats new with me when it comes to writing. Speaking of writing, I have an essay to work on.
What's new with all of you? I'd like to hear how your writing is going.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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