I was really feeling an angsty and whiny post until I started reading reading through some other blogs and decided I didn't want to sound like that :-) And trust me, I could, after the amazing amounts of frustration going on around here (um, packing, starting to teach, not having heard from my agent in Forever and really getting worried about it, blah blah blah--all but the last are fixable and I'm going to be positive if it kills me!). So, here's what's good right now:
- I have a somewhat working draft of LOST, currently out with some amazing ladies who I'm very interested to hear what they have to say (and somehow I AM going to find the time to read their stories cuz they are burning a hole in my in-box!).
- Despite the frustrating email I got from my adviser last night that is making my question why on earth I ever thought I could be a scientist, I am a year away from my doctorate. Damn it, I will finish! I will be a kick-ass teacher, too! (well, maybe, at least, that's what I'm aiming for :-) I am learning all the time how to be better, and how to do this whole thing right, and someday I will be better for it.
- I am re-reading CATCHING FIRE and loving it. Someday I will write a book like that, and it will be utter awesomeness.
- It's a good thing that I don't have anything pressing right now that HAS to be written, because I've got so much on my plate that trying to eek out writing time would just be impossible. (Okay, this is what I'm telling myself, but I'll admit that I'm missing it terribly and need to write for my own sanity here, and soon. Curse you muses!)