I forgot to update the main page a few days ago, so here’s a bit of round-up with two updates and some general news.
First and foremost, Bittersweet is back on the schedule. Chapter Two was posted on Thursday morning, and Chapter Three will be posted next Thursday. Thursdays are my pick for updates because it fits my future schedule best at the moment. That might change.
Second, I posted the next flash fiction, Flash Fiction #2: Anger Management, a bit early. It’s not a continuation of last week. I’m not even sure it’s good, but it was fun to write and the whole point of the Flash Fiction is to get me to loosen up and stop putting so much pressure on myself.
Writing has been hard this year. Writing The Best Thing in 2014 and 2015 was very difficult, time consuming, and basically soul consuming. And it’s literally the best thing I’ve ever written. And I feel that like every time I write, I have to match or do better than TBT. And that’s an insane standard that no one is setting for me but me. So I’m hoping Flash Fiction will shake me out of it.
And on that note, Damaged is postponed again. It’s not a decision I’m happy with, but it’s just not coming together for me, and I don’t know why. I have so many good ideas, and I can see the scenes in my head, but actually sitting down to write them has been really difficult. I had some luck last week, and wrote a few scenes that felt really good, so maybe I’ll still have a breakthrough. But until I get into writing stride, it’s insane to keep promising you’ll get Season Three any time soon. You’ll know when I know.
The Fall 2016 semester starts September 6. I have classes four nights a week, and then on Friday and Saturdays, I’ll be continuing the tutoring job I started this summer. And during the weekdays, I’ll still be subbing 1-3 days a week. It’s going to be a crazy schedule. Plus, I have my usual stuff: friends, my family — which is getting bigger next week because my sister-in-law is due to have a C-section–my second nephew, James, will be joining his sister Mackenzie, and his cousins Olivia, Isla, and Nolan.
And sometimes….I’m gonna wanna sleep.
That’s not to say I won’t find any time to write. I still want to do NaNoWriMo. You guys haven’t seen most of the efforts from last year yet, but I did get a huge chunk of Bittersweet done, and I want to find a way to prioritize it. But I really don’t want to promise anything.
Someone asked what kind of research I was doing — I’m working on a seminar paper exploring the political appointments made to the Dominican Republic during the administration of Woodrow Wilson, under Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. There were accusations of corruption, graft, and incompetence–it’s been fun but super time-consuming, as you might imagine, ha.