Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Some writerly news

1- I am just about done with my new short story. I just have to insert some specifics about baking after I take my French Pastries class on Monday night. I'm really happy with it, though it's definitely a first draft, in all it's not-quite-there-yet glory. But I think I've found a voice that works for me, which is quite exciting.

2- I got a graduate assistantship. It's paid, and I will be working for the director of my MFA program to get their alumni newsletter up to snuff. It will be good experience working on a university's somewhat creative-writing based publication, and I will probably meet a bunch of great people who know a lot more about the writing world (and a lot more people in it) than I do.

3- I will also be serving as a teaching assistant to a creative writing class at Lesley. This is unpaid, and will serve as my Interdisciplinary Study class. I am thrilled to have the opportunity. The downside? The class that best fit into my work schedule meets at 8 am in Cambridge, Mondays and Wednesdays. This means I'll have to leave my house before 7. You know what time I normally get up on Mondays and Wednesdays? Around 8, and that's with a ton of prodding from my alarm clock and Bug. I am going to be one sleepy bug. I'll probably also be insanely stressed trying to balance all this. But I am also very happy and proud of myself, and I know the stress will be worth it. Best Blogger Tips


Katie said...

Congrats! That's exciting. I am trying to get this Sign Language IS lined up, but it's hard to get ahold of teachers in the summer.

FatCharlatan said...

Congrats on all, especially #1 and #3 (since I already knew about #2). ALL good stuff!!! :)

Bug said...

Thanks ladies! Katie, tell me more about yuor sign language IS. Sounds like fun!

Becca said...

Congratulations! Those sound like some very exciting opportunities, and I'm sure you'll gain some really positive experiences. And I bet I'd love your new story :)

But oh, that wake up time is awful :(

January said...

Congrats on all of your opportunities.

FYI, I get up at 5 a.m. to go work out. I dream of sleeping until 8. You'll get use to it. And your commute will be a piece of cake.