Hello, everyone! I know it's been a while since I made an official update here on the blog. Where I last left you, I had just graduated college and I was stressing about finding a job. I am happy to report that I very quickly found a teaching job to kick off my teaching career! I'm teaching ninth grade English, and this week and the past several weeks we've actually been in the dreary midst of state testing. Teaching, believe it or not, has left little time for writing. But I have actually made some progress on The Midwinter Fairytale!
It's been a slower process than I would like, but some progress has been made. It makes me hopeful for having this completed sooner than I thought (because if we're talking about JUST the drafting progress for Midwinter, it has sat alone, in a dark room for quite a while. We're not going to even MENTION its planning). I know that there are several articles out there (Stephen King comes to mind) about how you shouldn't continue a project after so long because you won't be as inspired for it any more. But I'm working, and I don't feel any less inspired. Just overwhelmed and busy in other areas of my life that take time away from writing. But I get summers off now so, good?
Also, I got some very exciting news today. I got approved for an apartment that I applied for, which is exciting. So now I have a place to live!
So, I'm going to leave a brief excerpt from Midwinter to tease and to assure work is being done on it. Good night everyone!
"She is dancing
with fire in her cheeks,
fire in her eyes,
her face aglow with wondrous delight.
Her partner is the brightest star itself,
the brilliant, glorious sun.
He is radiant.
He is noble.
And, breathless, she can't make sense
he doesn't burn her up
in his ever-reaching light.
But the light, she realizes,
is more than sheer heat.
It is life
and it is love."