Monday, June 22, 2015
I've been taking two writing classes simultaneously, I don't know what I was thinking but I survived, mostly because the Novel II class (where I'm working on the memoir) had a 4 week break, we start back up this Thursday for four more weeks.
My CNF class just wrapped. I workshopped 10 pages (one piece) and 25 pages (3 pieces), the last piece is ongoing and will be my next memoir. In this class we had to write a flash (500 words) piece every week. So I have 8 flashes and got a total of four pieces workshopped. I'm going back to another CNF class at the end of July.
It's been crazy taking two classes (a lot of reading, critiquing, full time job & 2 hour commute), I used the Novel II class to work on my memoir and the CNF (Creative Non Fiction) to develop other work that is not in the memoir. When I complete my first memoir, I will be close to finishing the 1st draft of the second book/memoir/creative non-fiction.
I've started submitting work - fingers crossed my stories find a home.
As much as I love to beat myself up for not doing enough, I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself.
PS - I've been taking these classes at Writing Workshops Los Angeles
My teachers (Seth & Chris) are fantastic, I wholeheartedly recommend this place.
Monday, May 11, 2015
There's something about Sunday nights that riddles my body with anxiety and I'm lucky if I get 4 hrs of sleep. I don't want to be dependent on NyQuil or Tylenol PM so I join the land of insomnia and on Monday mornings I have a Diet Coke to get me through the day.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
The description on the website “A symposium to empower women and gender non‑conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers” sold me. The promise of diversity and the affordable price made me sign up right away. I took advantage of the early bird discount, the best $125 I’ve ever spent.
Friday, March 20, 2015
I am halfway through my Novel I class. I get workshopped on 3/30.
I signed up for Novel II on Thursdays starting in May and a private non fiction workshop on Tuesdays at the end of April. This reminds me of the time I took the directing, acting and improv classes all while Matt and I were looking for a house to buy.
Here's the link for Writing Workshops Los Angeles -
My goal is to be done with the first draft by the end of August.