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torpedoes away!

I have just made my first post-Clarion West submission. “The Bleak December” is off. Now, the next story. And after that, the one after. Et cetera.

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phew!

Added a lab section today, which means that I get to sign up for lecture, too. Which means I get all the classes I need for this semester. Next semester, I’ll need a whole bunch more, but now I’m getting … Continue reading

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and this would be why I went to a private university*

Okay, because this May my life plans got moved up for this fall semester, and I had to pack up my life and stuff and move it all into a 10′ x 10′ room, and I went to Clarion West … Continue reading

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I am a writer.

The process of my reintegration with my life is slow-going. I’m currently lying in bed in a motel in Redding. Last night, I was in Portland. In the morning, I’ll be heading home. I was tempted to press on further … Continue reading

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graduation

I’m a graduate of Clarion West. Holy god, where have the six weeks gone? I have read 85 stories by 17 amazing writers, written five of my own, learned from six fantastic instructors, and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Even the … Continue reading

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I honestly don’t know how I did that

I turned in my story at about 10:20 pm on Monday, a bit later than the 9:00 o’clock I was shooting for. However, I did pretty much finish up the last line at about nine, so I’m okay with that. … Continue reading

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and kicking like a Rockette

Okay, so that went so much better than I had imagined it could have gone. Yes, lots of things wrong with the story were pointed out to me. Many of these were not surprising, which is good because it says … Continue reading

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Turned in my second story last night, and it’s being read today for critique tomorrow. This time, I feel much less anxiety. I mean, this time I know it’s crap, and I know the issues that are wrong with it. … Continue reading

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the state of exhaustion

I have come down with the ick. So have at least a third of us, if the sniffles, sneezes, coughs, and hacking that I hear in class and around the house are any indication. It’s a bit earlier than I … Continue reading

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okay, that wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be

Story one was well-received, and I got some excellent critiques and suggestions for it from my classmates and Nancy Kress. Folks hit the things I knew needing fixing, and pointed out a lot of ways to work on them, and … Continue reading

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