I apologize again for the radio silence lately (and for not having a post up yesterday, as promised). I recently had a bit of a breakdown due to stress at work–for the sake of professionalism, I won’t go into it, but needless to say I left that position. I’ve been staying with my parents in good ol’ Regina, Saskatchewan while I try to find some measure of stability. I’ve been doing well lately, and I’ve been applying for jobs again. A girl’s gotta eat.
I’ve been trying to enjoy my downtime to the fullest. I’ve been working on applications for three fabulous graduate schools: St. Stephen’s College, Athabasca University, and the Toronto Institute of Art Therapy. I’m super excited for my future in academia. I can’t wait to see if any of these schools accept me.
As such, though I started NaNoWriMo, I found that I wouldn’t be able to commit myself to it fully while working on graduate school applications. My writing group has been doing a smaller version of NaNo, which we have dubbed “PicoWriMo”. The goal is to write everyday, but with no 50,000 word count. Part of my goal for “Pico” is to write a poem every week, some of which I’m going to try to get traditionally published, some of which I’m going to publish on my poetry blog. I’ve also been working on two novels and a short story during Pico. I don’t want to get into too many details yet, because they’re still in the plotting stage and there’s a good chance the synopsis I give you now will change. Keep your eyes peeled for posts about these works in progress.
I also learned to knit. I’m terrible at it.
We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program next week, or may I be struck dead by a freak potato accident.