Monday, June 11, 2007

MFA residency countdown: 2 weeks to go

I got week one's goals done: I submitted my submissions (how's that for redundancy?) and I prepped for the freelance writing class I'm teaching tonight.

But no time to wallow in feeling good about those accomplishments! On to week two's goals:

This week I have three goals:
1- work on the stories I'm submitting for my Harvard thesis
2- finalize the chapters I'm handing in to an agent on a non-fiction book I'm ghostwriting.
3- get my application in for a TA-ship

In smaller steps, this is how those break down:

* Everyday write something on each story. I need to focus first on some freewriting about the characters before I can move into the page-by-page editing. So, I plan to journal/blog about each story, each day. I think I'll start with writing letters from my characters to other people in the stories. That seems like a fun, non-threatening way to get into it. I'll have to do this before/after work.

* During break times at work, try to get in edits to the non-fiction book

* Also during breaks, work on the essay for the TA-ship

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Repeater said...

Wow, I had a lot of catching up to do on the blogs. Sounds like you've been busy as ever. Congrats on the public readings & getting your Dr. book going, & the MFA & .... wow, I can't let myself be absent for so long. I just looked at my blog & the last post was April 16th! I had no idea. (Still haven't posted though.)

Bug said...

WELCOME BACK, Repeater! It's so nice to hear from you. Now update your blog. :)

chiefbiscuit said...

Your energy and ability amaze me! Well done.