Sunday, May 20, 2007


After spending some time stewing over my innate dislike of my faery story, I finally realized what about it I disliked so much. It's not that my writing or the story is bad, but rather half of what I've written is really backstory. So, I've got about 35,000 down in Carwyn's world, and half of that will be axed. I am perfectly fine with this, though. You'd think I'd be upset, but I really want to write an extremely engaging, action-oriented novel. And I've realized saying that a medieval society is incapable of moving quickly is a big, fat, stinky excuse. Even I have started to say it once or twice.

After reading Poison Study and the follow-up to it, I've realized just how possible it is to write a compact novel. It shouldn't feel strung out, as the beginning of mine currently does.

So, I'm going to fix it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

College Graduation

As of Saturday, May 12, 2007, I have graduated with a bachelor of arts from Webster University.

I can't believe this chapter of my life is over.

All I want to do is read and write.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Final Draft: Thesis

I've turned in the final draft of my thesis. I present to my department on Thursday. This week is also finals week. Let's hope my papers go over as well as my thesis will. Or at least, I think the thesis will go over well.