William Stafford

It’s not that I have writer’s block, per se; I just don’t have time to write anything more than what’s required of me for class. At least not in November, when NaNoWriMo starts up.

For one thing, I haven’t had time to come up with a novel idea. I’ve had a few sparks but nothing that I could write 50,000 words on. If I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo, I want to get some significant work done on a novel. So, I’m going to have to pass on it this year; maybe next summer I’ll come up with a project to do next November.

As of now, I’m taking two classes, doing work study in O.T.S. at U.B., doing layout for the school paper (for which I get paid a very small stipend), and now (hopefully) working part-time at another place. I need the money, so I’m hoping that, when I get the call sometime this week, it’s good news. The woman I interviewed with seemed very optimistic that she’ll hire me. She was impressed with my résumé and fascinated by the story of how I came to be in a creative writing program. If things go well, I might actually have some spending money this holiday season – and subsequently, for that matter.

Having two part-time jobs, and one volunteer/stipend job that I’m using solely for publishing experience for my résumé, is far from ideal. I’d much rather have a full-time job but, as Samantha wrote recently, can’t seem to find anything in (or close to) Baltimore.

I’ll stick with this for a while, but sooner or later, I’ll have to go back to the drawing board and find myself a career job.

*NOTE: This blog entry is syndicated from a blog I had to start for my Electronic Publishing class at U.B. this semester. I may or may not delete the extraneous blog when the class is over, but I thought I would at least give my readers the opportunity to read the contents of that blog indefinitely.

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