Sunday, August 26, 2007

I am a bad, bad blogger

Life and procrastination got in the way. First, I was just waiting to read all three of the Magic or Madness books by Justine Larbalestier, but after the first two, the third seemed to disappear from my library. Whenever I get a chance to read it, the review will come.

I just finished my first week as a graduate student. One class has weekly responses via a blog, the other two require class emails. I think the first will be harder, though, because it's my Monday class and I really need to work harder at doing the readings before the weekend. Upside, the class blog need only consist of a single paragraph. Second week of balancing class and work starts tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

In the mean time, since I'll have to get onto the computer more often (turning on the computer, another act that was terribly difficult the past month or two, still not quite sure why), I'll try to update here more often.

I'm still editing the urban fantasy. A friend of mine is sending out his first query letter, so good luck to him. I'm hoping his progress and successes will sort of spur me into action--we've done well to play off of each other's enthusiasm in the past.

More writerly fun to come soon. For now, I'm off to do some editing, then I have one more essay/article to read for class tomorrow and I have work in the morning and early afternoon.


Jason C said...

Honestly, I find the email-responses to be harder. With the blog-post ones, I can kind of peek at everyone else's and see about how long they are and how serious everyone is about that week's readings. With the emails, you're going in blind.

Sabrina said...

That's true. I read all the posts before writing my own--I figured I'd write about Chamisso since no one else had at the time. But I didn't get to reading the articles until today. I gotta get off my butt and read them earlier in the week, which will be a challenge for me because I'm used to getting most of my work done on the weekend.