Today was Shakespeare class, and as always, my professor had some fascinating things to say. We’re reading Merchant of Venice, and on Wednesday we’re going to watch a movie and do a movie analysis. I’ve never been a big Shakespeare fan, as the first of his works I tried to read was Hamlet, and it made me want to climb headfirst into a hole.
But upon reading the Merchant of Venice and seeing Shakespeare in the Park’s awesome rendition of Much Ado About Nothing, I’ve decided to give the old writer another shot.
And on the topic of Shakespeare, guess what I have to write for poetry class? A Shakespearean sonnet. It’s due tomorrow and I haven’t even thought about it since my teacher assigned it. Once this post is done, I’m going to be busting my butt for awhile trying to write the sonnet.
In addition, I also need to figure out what poem I’m going to use for the poetry workshop. I’m thinking about using my quadruple abecedarian that I wrote for creative writing class, but I still feel uncertain about that one. I kind of still want to hide it in a dark drawer.
ANYWAY, I sent in my entry for the agent pitch contest at Teens Can Write Too, and now I have no excuse to keep me from doing my homework. Blegh.
As to the self-publishing bit of this post’s title – a couple of posts ago, I mentioned a friend of mine, a scriptwriter. Well, he’s a novel writer too, it turns out, and he’s weighing the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, and I told him I’d send him some interesting articles. So I have to collect some of the best ones, and if you don’t mind, I’m going to ask for your help! If you’ve had any interest in the two options at all and have come across some really phenomenal information, shoot it my way! I know the scriptwriter would be really grateful.
That’s it! Sonnets and Shakespeare and some British Lit are calling! Adios! Hasta manana! Va con Dios!
(Te gusta como pongo alguno espanol en la entrada? You like how I slipped some Spanish in there?)