Happy Thursday Readers, it’s almost the weekend!!!
One month ago, I was nominated for the College Writer Tag by Julia of Julia the Writer Girl (she’s pretty awesome, stop by her blog!…thank you, Julia!!!). Since this has been quite a busy Fall, I’m just now getting around to it. Here we go, folks!
(all nominees must answer these)
1. What year are you? Junior! aka, the coolest, hardest year (-__- LOL)
2. What’s your major(s)/minor(s)? Political Science with a spattering of Creative Writing courses (basically a minor)
3. What type(s) of writing do you do? YA & MG Speculative Fiction but I’m waging a kind of bet with myself & characters on whether or not a Snow White retelling I’m working on will become NA (it’s currently YA Sci-Fi)
4. What are your plans for after college, both career-wise and writing-wise? I’ve actually been thinking a lot about this lately. I’m considering pursuing an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont Fine Arts (it’s a low-residency program) while working within publishing or a child literary nonprofit. Basically books, books and writing 24/7. My love for reading and writing go hand and hand so anything that deals with getting children to read and write and/or getting more great books out there, I’m interested in it!
5. What is one thing you’ve learned about writing while in college? Taking a page from what Julia said, college has taught me that when you want to do something you’d better do it because you might not have time later. It’s taught me that I can write a full-fledged YA or MG novel (my first drafts are usually on the small side so 40-60,000 words) in 1-3 months (aka usually the length of a semester or Winter/Summer Break, and that I can’t live without writing. Because in college everything seems to be working against my ability to write, it has become even more precious to me. I horde time like Gollum horded the One Ring (and yes, I’m going to the midnight premiere of The Hobbit Part 2 & watching LOTR + The Hobbit Part 1 beforehand (it’s a tradition my friend and I complete every finals reading period)).
Laura of Laura + the voices (which also sounds like a cool band name)
*Technically you’re supposed to nominate 4 but I don’t know that many college writers. Actually, I’m sure I do I just can’t think of them write now/don’t know they’re in college/they don’t have a blog.