I think after working so hard to finish my masters program, I was forced to take a mental break and get my priorities in order. I found work (part-time for now, but work) I am teaching composition at ITT, so far I enjoy the students and the class. I always saw myself writing and teaching and I knew I wanted to teach at the college level. Preparing for classes has me looking at writing in a whole new light.I am being reminded of things I didn't even know I'd forgotten.
I finished my Smashwords project in December. The "book" is a 40 page semi-academic presentation of the capstone project I did entitled "What Makes A Writer A Writer?" An Exploration in Asking and Answer.... I've continued to do research on the topic of writer's because I am fascinated at how so many, dynamic people find time to work, live, and write.
My last two interviews were with Connie Willis, author of such books as Doomsday and Lincoln's Dreams, and Doug Kurtz. I took a workshop at Lighthouse Writer's Workshop in Denver (Intermediate Novel Writing) and Doug, the author of Mosquito a literary, thriller was the workshop instructor. I want to develop the interviews, along with several others, into proposal's for articles for such magazines as Poets and Writers, but I continue to write a little too academically when I attempt to put my ideas on the page.
So, I'm taking a break from trying to develop the articles and instead, I am now finishing the novel I was working on in the LWW workshop. I am excited about how well the writing is going. Although, I can see the novel will need at least one more update when this one is complete, I think it will also be ready to start presenting to agents.
I look forward to getting utilizing this website more.
The question I have for other SheWrites writers is how many blogs, social networking sites, tweets and posts, can you manage and still find time to write?
I like being connected to online writing communities, but, realize I may be spreading myself a bit thin. Advice?