Let Me Explain
No wait, there is too much. Let me sum up…
So far my workshop class this term is going far better though I’ve discovered sort of alarmingly that I really don’t like workshopping other people’s work (selfish as that sounds). It often devolves to arguing semantics, which is fun for a while, but week after week? Also, there was one story turned in by a published author that I didn’t actually do a critique response on because I found the writing and story impossibly boring. Not bad, just completely uninteresting in pretty much all ways. I couldn’t think of a nice way to say this, so I didn’t say anything.
And I just finished up my Clarion West application and sent it in. I formatted the two stories I wanted to send and realized that in the different font they were pages longer than they had been. So I had to choose between the two. I finally settled on Space Bones since I think the character interaction and dialogue is probably sharper than in Delilah. Also, the plot is more ambiguous and less biblically inevitable (as one friend put it). So there’s that. This is going to be the longest month ever, isn’t it? I’m not sure I dig the whole submitting thing.
So, to sum up:
I hate wait. Also, Nobu, finish the damn novel.