I can’t find my stupid quote book!
So apparently I have a lil fan of my short stories, even though she hasn’t read any yet XP. I wrote about wanting to get more motivated to write a few months ago, but that didn’t follow through. Now that Ash Wad is so enthusiastic for me and since I’m gonna have four classes that involve sitting around with a textbook and a notebook, I’ll probably feel more motivated maybe.
I think one of the subconscious reasons why my writing has slowed down so much is that . . . they’re full of fluff. They’re fluffy, sappy stories with little depth. There is so little lesbian fiction that isn’t erotica or rated PG. A lot of what I’ve read is poorly written in the first place. I took it on as a task to write lesbian fiction that I would read. But as for adding depth, I’m stuck. Depth like “1984,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “I, Robot,” etc. as opposed to harlequin romance novels. I’m about halfway through a non-romance story that’s still rather fluffy and cutesy.
I do have a bunch of idea floating around and one of them has that depth, but it’s a very complex idea that someone more skilled could turn into an actual novel. Which brings me to publishing issues, etc. I’m not gonna get into the mess of publishing now when even just writing in the first place is a struggle!
On a somewhat related note, here is my class schedule for this semester:
Mondays: Social Psychology 1-3; Fieldwork class 3-4 (my fieldwork site hasn’t been set up yet)
Tuesdays: nothing, I hope to work all day at Noodles
Wednesdays: Expressive Arts Seminar 9-10; Social Psychology 1-3; Evil Education 4-7
Thursdays: nothing, I hope to work all day at Noodles
Fridays: Expressive Art Seminar 9-10; Psychology of Women 5:30-8:30 (since this counts as a weekend college class, it meets only every other Friday starting the 18th)
Saturdays (every other Saturday starting the 19th): Figure Drawing 1-5
That’s 17 credits!
It’s pretty stupid that weekend college classes start before I can even move back to campus. When my mom gets back from work at 3:30 or 4 next Friday, I’ll have to quickly grab her car and speed up to campus! I can’t even get into my room where my notebooks, folders, and other crap are! I don’t even have my textbooks yet! THIS IS SO STUPID!!!!
I am looking forward to getting back, though.