Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I haven't abandoned my blog. I'm still alive and I'm still writing.
Not to say that my creative writing class isn't good but it's kind of made me sick of writing conventional short stories, at least for now. So lately I've been trying some experimental things. One is a cartoon strip that works around my lack of talent in the art department. Another is a really huge project and by huge I mean actual size of the finished product. I haven't started yet because, due to it's large size, it needs quite a bit of preparation. Mostly because it's quite costly so there is no room for mistakes.
It's probably real annoying that I never give more detail but that's just me. Sorry!
Well these projects keep me away from my computer. That is why there's been a lack of "I've got writer's block" blogs.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wasting time?

For several reasons, I skipped class tonight. Shameful, I know. Lately I have been discouraged about class anyway. I feel like I can't do anything right. The professor is trying to help and I am well aware that I am not a good writer. My trouble is that I am just not sure that great writing can be taught. Am I wasting my time?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kreeg:Writer's Best Fan

It's a dark and stormy night. The perfect weather to write my terrifying story for class. The perfect time to write it since it's due on Friday. Yet as I sit down and try to type I find myself too preoccupied with things today. Last night I felt the same way and managed to type a few pages after posting on this blog. Maybe tonight will be a repeat.

I realized that I have never posted a picture on my blog. There are pictures on my live journal about my everyday life but there really aren't pictures about my writing. Tonight I realized that there are pictures of my biggest fan. While he may not be fond of my work, he watches every word I type.

Sorry he kind of blends. I could have taken the picture in a better light but I took it from my seat at my desk where I write, or pretend to anyway. He watches me the whole time. I can't close my office door, even to block out the real world and get into writer's mode. He won't whine he just bangs at the door handle as if he is trying to get in. He's not happy being locked in the office with me. Although sometimes he sits next to the desk. One thing's for sure, I never worry that he's going to tell me my work sucks. So bloggers let me be the first to introduce you to Kreeg!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Spring Break!

Since it is spring break I should be getting lots done but that is not the case. I've picked up extra hours at work because I need the money. I have been looking for a new car which is actually a lot more time consuming and a lot less fun than I had imagined.
I had been keeping up with my page a day but it has dropped off again. I keep promising myself that I am going to sit down and catch up. That has yet to happen. My professor did send me comments on my first half. That made me realize I had yet to read my comments from my first assignment in that class. I also haven't read the comments from my last workshop but I'm pretty certain I don't want to.
The rejection notices have started to flow a little more steadily because I've been getting my work sent out more steadily. Just nothing recently.
While November is national novel writing month March is NaNoEdiMo (National novel editing month). My plan was to edit my NaNoWriMo novel but that hasn't happened.
There are still a few days left, right?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Oxford 2007?

Today my professor has started his idea of e-mailing me everyday to make sure I write at least a page a day. For good measure, today I wrote two.

I recently found out there is a three week summer writing program that I would very much like to attend. It has an application fee of over $500 and the tuition, including room and board, is over $3000. Why the heck would I want to pay that much for a creative writing program? It's at Oxford University! The trip alone would be awesome and I could say I attended Oxford. I doubt it for 2006 but maybe 2007.