Monday, October 10, 2016

Both Feet

Now Playing: SHERLOCK HOLMES by Hans Zimmer

It's October! How miraculously fast time goes, right? It's Fall, y'all!

I've jumped into my first semester of graduate school with both feet, and so far I'm swimming sometimes, treading water sometimes, but otherwise keeping my head above water. Naturally, my writing output has dropped, but I'm not kicking myself for it. It hasn't been a complete desert, and working on anesthesia material has to be my top priority, and it has paid off.

Still, there's news. In my last blog post I mentioned that I received my second honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. Well, I recently received my THIRD! My story "Scouting Trip" won an honorable mention, and tonight I've been trying to read through it for further submission to other venues. I'm super excited about it! Two in a row! This definitely means my writing quality is improving. I already submitted another story to the WotF contest, so wish it luck!

As for new stuff, I wrote about 1000 words of a new story that I'd played around with some in the past but never actually put down. I was thinking it'd be a flash piece but it isn't close to being finished. Gonna shoot for the 2500-3000 range now, I think.

I've been doing a lot of reading, but all of it nonfiction. Which, like I said, is fine. I still have the same number of stories popping into my head, and when I do get some time to read some fiction, like today, it does wonders for my creativity. So, in short, I'm managing.