I find it highly appropriate I return to my blog around NaNo-time, which is about the time I disappeared last year. Hello. I’m Julie/Gabby/Gabrielle, in case you have entirely forgotten me. In lieu of the usual apologies and excuses, I’m going to talk about graduate school. Right now (and for the next year and a… Continue reading Return of the Graduate Student
10. My cat is blocking my keyboard. 9. You see, I’m eating this cheese dip, so it would be really messy if I tried to write, too. 8. My sweater sleeves are so long that my fingers can’t reach past them to the keyboard/pencil. 7. My house is super messy, so I have to clean… Continue reading 10 Bad Excuses for Not Writing
I may have mentioned at some point that I got a creative writing scholarship for school. I can’t even tell you how happy that made me, and for a thousand different reasons. somebody thinks my writing isn’t crap. I don’t have to take out another loan. It’s all kinds of good. It’s also a work-study… Continue reading Work Study (I’m a Proofer Again!)
There are seventeen days until I move back on campus to good old Austin Peay, and I’m trying to figure out what books to take with me. A little while ago I bought a new bookshelf to lighten the load on the old one, and somehow this new one is already filled. I don’t know… Continue reading I Want to Live in a Library
Friday the 2nd was my last day working at summer camp. While I still have a small part-time job on the side, my days had abruptly emptied themselves. Today I had no external responsibilites. All day I found myself checking the time, trying to make sure I didn’t miss… what? I don’t even know. Whenever… Continue reading The Lethargic Writer
There came a time in my life when I became embarrassed to ask for help. I felt like I should be able to do everything for myself, since I was all grown up and supposedly self-sufficient. Well, today I watched my younger brother come into the backyard with a jug of juice to ask one… Continue reading How to Ask for Help (for writers)
I haven’t been around for a while. I was super busy getting straight A’s at school! Whoohoo! I’ve become very anal about my schooling in the past two years, and when push comes to shove, school trumps everything else in the world when it comes to importance (short of breathing, ’cause, y’know, that’s important in… Continue reading Where Have I Been?