Speaking of my residency, I'm getting really excited about it. I've been reading books by the faculty, and gathering ideas of what I might work on during the first semester. Summer can't come soon enough!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Well, after a few roadblocks and smaller obstacles, I have finished the first draft of my middle grade novel. While I know it will go through many revisions (and desperately needs those revisions), I am so proud of it. It is the longest thing I've ever written (28,574 words), and the story is wonderful (if I do say so myself). I am planning to do as many revisions as I can before I have to send it off to Vermont College to be workshopped at my first residency. Then I will put it away, to save for after I finish school. I can't wait to see how much I can improve it after studying the craft for two years.