I’ve had my first full week of classes. I’m exhausted (and feel somewhat old), overwhelmed, and a bit excited.
My fiction writing class seems like it will be a lot of fun. I am looking forward to the critiques of my fellow students. We will be turning in two short stories for the class and she wants literary rather than genre driven so that will be interesting. I’m not sure what type of story that entails. I’ve got tons of ideas for what I want to do so I have to narrow it down.
My book editing class I feel very overwhelmed in and yet at the same time I feel very intellectually stimulated by it. I think that I’m going to learn a lot about the business end of the publishing field. While I may not want to enter that field, I believe it will help me develop a better package if I opt to go with traditional publishing for my books. It will be a good reminder that publishing is a business and that means authors have to approach it as such. Most authors I know are more artsy about this so it is the balance I’m going to have to work to maintain.
I’ve got a bunch of homework to do this weekend. I’ve got 14 short stories to read (not all this weekend) and I need to decide on what I will submit for my first one or start writing a new one. I’ve got a research project to get done, two page paper, and a bunch of articles to read. Plus it is a pay week so there is a lot to do. It will be jam packed and busy I’m sure.