I am literally days away from presenting my work to an audience. My manuscript is printed, my Writing for Children and YA portfolio is done and just needs to get printed, and my presentation has two things that need to get fixed (a typo and a call out to my second reading). I’m ready to go and do this!
I just don’t want to.
I don’t think we read our own work enough as students. In workshops, someone else reads your work while you sit and listen. I think you should always have to read your work. It forces you to be more comfortable with it.
In the mean time. I don’t want to do this presentation and I’m trying to think of any possible way to stall the process.
I’ve been a very busy bee this summer. I bet you’re thinking “Whatever happened to the vlogs you were doing, Jess?” And I will tell you: adult life.
After the third Casavloga episode all I did was go to work and write more of my thesis project. Which means all I have are video clips of me in the car on the way to and from work talking about my thesis project.
And I imagine you don’t want to watch what is pretty much the same episode week after week.
Eventually I just didn’t have the time to edit the videos, especially since I didn’t have much to say in most of them except, “On my way to work… again…”
I am taking two classes this semester. I have my required Core I: Theories and Techniques of Writing class as well as Fiction Workshop and I’m honestly looking forward to this semester. Both classes look like they are going to be right up my alley and will be a lot of fun.
I was talking with my mother’s friend last week and she asked me if I were being challenged in the program. It’s been one week and the only thing I know for certain is that I hate ice breakers.
This week I have to write my life in 2-3 pages and a piece which distinguishes myself as my Self and myself as a Writer, which I will post here so that every one can view my revision process.
I am still promoting the fact that if I get up to 100 followers on Twitter and 100 likes on Facebook I will start sharing more of my work. Specifically I will share the first chapter of Hannah of Many Hats (a middle grade novel I’ve been working on for a while now), and I will even include the chapter art.