Since I have a few followers (although I am not sure you are all still with me), I figured I'd write a post just to check in and keep you abreast on what is going on in my life. I have finally finished my Masters degree. I handed in my masters thesis 3 weeks ago and will be graduating at last on May 10th. I will absolutely not miss attending the ceremony. Many years and an enormous amount of work were put into my degree, from work in an art history program, a short stint in architecture school, to a very intense English program. I wrote my master thesis on Jane Austen and the picturesque landscape within the novel Sense and Sensibility. It certainly was an interesting thesis to write, and, even better, it somehow managed to incorporate many of my interests within a mere 70 pages.
If you are still following me, you may have noticed that I have been posting only portions of my creative writing and no more book reviews etc. I am not attempting to point my blog in a different direction, but merely focusing, at the moment, on attempting to write creatively and mainly fiction. I have a good general plan right now for a potential novel, or what I would call "a semi-gothic psychological romance flipped on its head". I am having a bit of difficulty with time management and of course trying to understand how to access my fiction muse, so I am trying to get a good routine going as well as the practical aspects of being self-employed with an office within the home i.e. keeping accurate records, receipts etc. for tax purposes. I have found that when it comes to poetry, the ideas have no choice but to come out and get written, but fiction is a bit more subtle. The ideas are in the mind, and it is up to the writer to process them into something more concrete. This can be frustrating at times, but it is my hope that it will be rewarding in the end.
Please keep with me on my journey. I will be around more now; perhaps with more book reviews, non-fiction pieces, or more of my writing. It is always hard to know in advance where my mind may take me, but it is always a surprise, even to me. So, take care, and be assured in knowing that I will be with you again shortly.
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