It’s Saturday?! When the heck did that happen? I thought for sure today was Thursday until Cortana kindly corrected me. Whoops! Anyway, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that…
I’ve spent a good chunk of the week working on Ruin.
Okay, maybe not “a good chunk of the week” since I lost track of time. I probably spent three or four (?) days filling in plot holes.
Ruin and I have an unhealthy love-hate relationship. One moment I’m smitten, thrity minutes later I’m pulling my hair out thinking, “this is the worst thing I’ve EVER written!” That’s why I decided to let it rest for a few days which somehow turned into two weeks.
A family member got wind of this and pointed out that I was slacking (it’s kinda hard to get upset over a piece of criticism that’s true). I went back to work and made a ton of progress because of them.
I guess you can say I needed rest, but I think I needed the encouragement more.
As expected, I didn’t win that flash fiction contest.
I’m not going to lie to you and say that I wasn’t a tad bit disappointed. At the same time, I felt an odd sense of triumph.
Writers, like you and I, work in a very subjective field and subjectivity isn’t all that bad. It means that at least one person is going to like what we do! We just have to find them. This is why I wasn’t too disappointed.
I’m thinking of editing (once I get the critique) and submitting my piece somewhere else. OR I’ll turn it into a short story and self publish it on Amazon.
Haven’t decided yet, but I’m gitty over the possibilities!
I’ve won two scholarships and the ceremony is in August.
I’m excited(!) and freaked out at the same time.
I mean…do I have to dress up for this? I hate dressing up.
I’m looking for guest posters for the fall quarter.
The Fall semester is starting back earlier than I thought (it’s in August). College and writing have always vied for my time and it’s an intense competition. I’ll attempt to blog once a week but don’t expect a stellar track record (especially during midterms and finals).
I don’t want Inky Tavern to be inactive for too long and I want to give back to those who have given to me (thanks for following and commenting 😇). With that said, I’m offering guest posting opportunities. You can talk about anything that enriches someone’s life so long as it follows these guidelines.
You can write your post in a blogging fashion (like you see here) or as a piece of creative non-fiction. Let me know if you’re interested or have questions!
That’s my life right now, how’s yours?
Also, if you want to participate in the “If we were having coffee…” community you can do so by simply writing one and tagging it #weekendcoffeeshare on twitter. Go to Part-Time Monster’s blog for more information.
7 Replies to “If We Were Having Coffee On July 23, 2016”
Congratulations on your scholarships.
Thank you! 😇
Congrats on the scholarships—and on making some progress on Ruin! Sometimes a good talking-to with some encouragement is just what we need. 😀
Thanks and absolutely. It was just the motivation boost I needed. Also, thanks for visiting! I’m really loving the community you created 😃.
Thank you, and glad you’ve joined us! It is a nice little spot on the internet. 🙂
Congrats on the scholarships! I remember having to dress up for scholarship award ceremonies, and it was always an adventure. (But totally worth it !)
Dressing up makes me feel like a Barbie doll, but I’m still excited for the ceremony.