On Novelling and Versification

I’ll spare the old adage of me not writing here in months. Been there, don’t that.

A few things have happened.

1. I published something! In my school magazine.

2. I started college, which fits into the above I suppose.

This last semester didn’t go as smoothly as my first. I really think my first semester of school went so well because I was so happy. I was in college after all. I had wanted so bad to go back to school and I finally achieved it. I was motivated.

I withdrew my second semester in the Fall. I’m not going to rehash it, but I needed a break. I went back this Spring. I liked my experience this semester a lot, but sometimes old friends visit. But I am proud of myself for finishing.

Most of the writing I did this year was for my English Composition II class. I really liked that. I like writing essays it seems and especially about literature and favorite authors. (I did all five of my essays on women. Pushing that feminist agenda!) But I really missed my creative work. I wrote here and there, but not much.

But I have been consistently working on my poetry. I frequently tell myself I work better on poetry because of the length. I can work, rework, revise poems in half the time it takes to write a novel.

I am about 50,000 words into Chloe’s book. But damn I’m tired of it. I’m writing bits and pieces of it, but I’m not really making any concrete movement.

But I’m going to get better at this novelling thing. I’m going to practice. I practice my poetry and I think I’m currently a much better poet than a novelist.

The concept of practice novels intrigue me. Technically I’ve got a few practice novels of my own. I’ve started at least one or two. The Lord and the Duchess is tucked into my hard drive. I don’t think it’ll ever see the light of day.

I read on Joyce Carol Oates wiki page that she wrote novels and then threw them away! And she’s written and published TONS of novels so I’m awed! I don’t think I’m at the point where I could throwaway a novel especially one that I finished. I’m a very sentimental person when it comes to saving things. Some would call it hoarding, but I’m not going to go there today.

Practice is the key! I’ve gotten back into doing writing exercises and I’m trying out the concept of morning and evening pages. I joined 750words awhile back and I just wrote my first entry. I finished my evening pages about an hour ago. So far, so good!

Finals Blues and Reading Aptitudes

I so did not realize I haven’t posted here since January. I’ve always been bad at updating my blogs, but four months? But I have an excuse now. I’m almost finished with my second semester of college (Well technically third but I withdrew from the actual second). I’m telling you sometimes I thought I wouldn’t make it through. But I have and Finals are next week.

So you know what that means right? I have more free time depending on how my schedule looks this summer! I started a BookTube at the beginning of the year and I want to start back with that as well. I’ll be posting some of the filmed reviews here as well, but I’ll still post my traditional reviews.

Although I haven’t been blogging, I have been reading! I’ve discovered some authors that I can’t wait to read more from. Some of the include Charlotte Stein, Cara McKenna, Jess Michaels, and Megan McCarffety. I really love Ms. Stein’s works. I mean I’ve read like three books by her already.

So yeah expect to see me back in a bit. I can’t wait!