Where Have I Been?

Hey Folks. Sorry there have been no postings lately. I have been REE-DIC-U-LOUSLY busy. Doing National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo, so putting out 2-3000 words into a new novel per day. Which is a lot, in case you were wondering. The goal, of course, is to have an entire novel written within a month. Eek!!!! Anyway, I’m excited about this one–been thinking about it for several months. It’s got wolves, Vikings, Inuits, struggling grad students, murder, ghosts, demonic possession. So, you know, kinda bland and boring.

Also, I’m applying for an MBA program and building my first website. And then I got hooked on the series Lost, and there’s still Castle, and Jon Stewart has been more irresistible than usual lately. Plus there’s all the research to do for the novel. Whoa! Where does the time go?

If you have time for a good movie, I recommend Dorian Gray, based on Oscar Wilde’s novel. Really good Victorian England pathos film with monsters (or are they only human?).

Oh yeah, and also, check out The Fast Runner. The first film every made entirely in the Inuit language, Inuktitut, and based on an ancient Inuit myth. Quite a fascinating and spell-binding glimpse into life in the Arctic and this lovely culture.

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0 Replies to “Where Have I Been?”

  1. Susan S

    I think practical is great. Practical makes a lot of sense to me, and I definitely think an author with a business degree is a good idea. I think MBA is a lot more useful than MFA too, especially from what I'm hearing in my research.Good choice!

  2. So I wrote this book...

    I thought long and hard about getting an MFA, but in the end, I don't think a Creative Writing degree is what I need. An MBA will give me a more fundamental grounding in the world of business, which I hope to apply specifically to publishing (who knows, open up my own small press someday?). I'll probably focus on marketing. I've had some terrific writing classes and absolutely AMAZING teachers, and I don't need to to specifically enroll in a Masters program to continue having that kind of experience. I think good writing comes from experience, not from theory, which is what a lot of writing degrees offer. Not that this isn't a bad thing, but I'm the kind of person who likes practical things.


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