Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 • 1 Comment on Word.
I just knocked out the edits on a story for Clean Sheets Sex & Politics Contest and I’m ready for bed. I’m really happy with my recent writing production. Part of it, I’m sure, is the new laptop. It’s great
to be able to write anywhere. Of course, the coffee slingers at Barnes & Noble probably think I’m stalking them. Heh.
I also think my increased output is due to my intention of saying farewell to my library job one day in the not-too-distant future. I don’t hate the job, but I’m ready for a break from library work. I have visions of being back in school by January and writing full time while I work on my Masters. I need discipline to write daily and I’m trying to get into the proper mindset now. I’ll probably stay at the library until the end of the year, despite my grumblings to the contrary, but it would be nice to build up a little momentum and have some writing income trickling in.
Amongst all my other goals is the main one: to return to novel writing. There are ideas swirling in the back of my mind, half-started and half-finished projects to revisit, books that I know I
write. I find myself being more and more drawn to literary writing (as opposed to the genre writing that has been the bulk of my so-called writing career). I envision some sort of partnership between my writing and my educational pursuits, but who knows how it will all shake out in the end.