Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I haven't had much time to post lately between the new job, school, school assignments, and attempting to relax on the weekends. We've been going out a lot on the weekends, so I haven't even been home much then.

But.. things are going well. I still have this pervasive tiredness that's nagging at me with headaches sometimes and very occasionally shortness of breath. I don't really think they're related though. I've had all of these things before at some point in my life and I think it's just how my body works. I just wish the tiredness would pass.

Tonight I got the critique of my story in class and it was a lot of good feedback. I wish I would have spent more time on it. I would like to go back and revise it now, certainly before the portfolio is due, but I don't know when I will have time.

Is 'Speculative Fiction' a real term in writing? Do most people know it. I wanted to bring it up in class because there was quite a bit of discussion about whether or not my story was fantasy or historical fiction (and even one suggestion I turn it into a "bodice ripper"). I think I'm going to have to handle the romantic scenes well in order to keep the innocence of the character and yet make the story realistic. I'll have to ask my male friends what they think.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. I'm really wanting to tear into this story, but I don't think I have the energy for it tonight. Tomorrow night is class and Thursday is usually busy. Maybe I'll find time over the weekend. Or maybe I'll be able to sneak in some time at work. It's a word document. It looks like work, right?

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1 comments: to “ sleepy

  • encephalophone
    Friday, March 31, 2006 at 9:16:00 AM CST  

    No need to waste a perfectly good bodice. That sounds incredibly boring to me anyway. Why limit your audience to bored housewives who dream of being swept away from laundry day by an uber-man who goes around ripping-up quality undergarments? Those stories don't have much to say about the human condition, do they? Maybe I should read one or shut up.... maybe after I finish Moby Dick.


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