Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dash of Literature

Hey guys,

I'm starting a new goal/challenge for myself. A short story a day for 365 days in a row. But I need YOUR help.

I'm looking for photographs to write about, and I'm looking for others to find the photos for me as opposed to me searching for something I want to write about. It's more of a challenge when I don't know what is going to be sent to me, and then I have to come up with a story about it.

So, if you want to check out my new blog, A Dash of Literature, feel free to comment on any mistakes or whatever you want on each story. To submit photos, please email me here.

I look forward to entries and finishing this goal.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome to January.

How does one forget that they have a blog? Believe me, it was unconsciously done.

It's the middle of my winter break. I don't have to go back to school until the fifteenth of January, and I couldn't be more happy to be home. I like being able to go to work and make some money so I can buy my books and supplies that I need for next semester.

Next semester, I am taking five classes: Photo, Advanced Fiction, Comp and Lit, Intro to Sociology, and American Lit. I am most excited for Comp and Lit, because I have the same teacher I had this past semester. He was my absolute favorite teacher. Why? Because he could relate anything we were learning to something we would understand. He would mention Harry Potter at least once a class, and, to my great amusement, Jane Austen was also frequently mentioned.

Speaking of Jane Austen, I've been obsessing over her novels more and more. Although I have only been able to get through Pride and Prejudice completely, I am in the process of reading Sense and Sensibility at the moment. Is it sad that I am pulled more toward the Willoughby character than I am the Colonel Brandon or Mr. Ferrars characters? I was not one for Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, but perhaps it is different in Sense and Sensibility.

No matter, I still have my own writing to do, and I am happy to do it in my leather-bound notebooks with the gold on the edge of the pages. Not only do I have these fancy notebooks, but I am writing this novel completely in ink. With a calligraphy pen. I suppose my love of Jane Austen has taken it's toll on my own writing as well...

That's all I can think of for now. I might post again tomorrow, with a list of goals I wish to achieve during the year 2012. However, I have to make the list first!