Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I have nothing to say

Ok, so that's not entirely true. I have lots to say, but it's mostly coming out in the form of poetry this week. Since this blog is about my writing news, and I have no writing news at the moment, I have no new blog entries. I haven't submitted poetry anywhere. I haven't been published again. I haven't gone to any open mics or have been featured in any readings. In short, the writing life has been a little boring.

I have my first poetry workshop of the semester tonight. I am also taking a class on writing children's picture books, so that'll be an interesting challenge. In my last children's writing class, I started out writing picture books, decided it wasn't for me, and switched to the YA novel Ice Girl. Maybe being forced to write picture books will help me learn to like writing them.

I have also been thinking about my thesis project. I'm starting a semester late, but I want to get a head start. Just the thought of it is making me crazy. Right now, I'm thinking of running with Lauren Alleyne's title suggestion of Summer of No Fear.

A couple of days ago, I started a poem about a 30-something, lobster red man sunbathing in a Speedo in Mellon park. Perhaps I will share it when it's finished.


Sarah said...

yes, please do share :)

iowatrini said...

So I was engaged in the narcisisstic activity of googling myself and I came across this. HA! How shall I stalk thee, let me count the ways......... ;-)
I find it highly ironic that I suggested a usable TITLE, since 99% of the time, that's the HARDEST part (after the agony of writing the darn thing, I gotta name it too?!)

Best of luck with the MS though, darlin'!