Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hi, it's me.

Three weeks in Blog Land is like a lifetime. Do you know what kinds of Things can happen in three weeks? Big Things. New Job Things. Tiger Blood Things. Tsunami Things. Supermoon Things.

It feels like the world's gone all tilty and fisheye since my last post. Suddenly everyone is worshipping Charlie Sheen and there's been a horrible natural disaster and a song like this has gone so viral that I've willingly watched it at least ten times to date.

And also I've been thinking more and more about 


writing a book.

It all started when I re-discovered some of my old writing from college. Most of it made me cringe, but I happened upon this super-short story I wrote back in sophomore year, and... I don't know. This crazy thing happened where I was able to read the piece outside of myself, see the potential in it. Hm. There's an actual voice here, I thought. There's a story in here somewhere, too. Hm.

Something was ignited in me that day. Something that I've been trying to shake as I've been struggling to balance work and school and the rest of my life over the past few weeks. Because I can't want this right now. I have another dream, another life goal that's even more important to me and almost in reach: becoming a librarian. I should be focusing on finishing school, developing professionally, and finding a job. But I'm sitting here right now, consumed by the notion of writing a YA novel.

For the first time in several months, I'm really, really confused. Am I just looking for a distraction from school, which sucks (sometimes)? Is this the final phase of my quarter-life crisis? Or is it just residual effects from the Supermoon?



  1. Go for it. From reading your blog, I can tell you are a talented writer.

  2. Are you taking classes over the summer? If not, you could use that time to flex your writing muscles and see what comes of it. That way, it doesn't take time away from or become a distraction for schoolwork.

    But really, I think it's an awesome idea. :)

  3. You're alive - yay! lol. I think it's wonderful that you're thinking about writing a book. I think if it's something you really want to do and you have an idea just go for it! Don't worry about having other stuff on the go - if it's something you really want then it won't be that much of a chore to incorporate into your life. That being said, don't pressure yourself either - if you're really not feeling it, or you have schoolwork that takes precedence, put it aside and come back to it. The important thing is that you have a goal and that you work towards it in some way!