You can call me Cho. I'm a young writer who reads snobbily, plays classical music unremarkably, draws really badly, curses excessively, has lots of weird thoughts. This is where I talk about that. Mostly the wrting, though.
If you want to answer my constant pleas for alpha readers, I can be reached at email@example.com.
My other blog is snowyfoxes.
I follow back, but depending on the content of your blog, I might follow you on snowyfoxes and not wellbrewedtea.
Yeah. The deadline is a full week from today and I’m normally the kind of person who works to the last minute to ensure absolute perfection, but I’ve been tinkering with it for so long that I kind of got sick of being so fussy. It’s a vignette. The more you mess with it, the more likely you’re going to fuck it up and lose its original spirit. Or something.
I stared at the auto-response confirming that they received my submission for about ten seconds, nodding slowly to myself, going like “Yep, I done it,” and then remembered that I still had Spanish homework. But it felt pretty good.
I’m not even nervous or anything. Just… waiting, I guess. Waiting for April 12. Which is the week after I hear back about my internship application, and a month before AP testing/ SAT Subject Tests (approximately). This is not a good year for me.
Definitely going to frame the response back, whether it’s rejection or acceptance, because hey, it’s my first either way.
As for that Spanish homework…
Because nine is my favorite number.
1. Finish draft of The Fifth City.
2. Think of a better title than The Fifth City.
3. Publish a vignette in a literary journal (currently very interested in Vine Leaves).
4. Stop relying so much on writing by the seat of your pants. That being said…
5. Completely outline Doctor Gambler.
6. Don’t feel so embarrassed when you’re using a library computer for creative writing and people ask you what you’re doing.
7. It’s okay to be competitive, but it’s not okay to hate everyone else, even when it’s only the people you already dislike personally.
8. Writing is great, but homework is important.
9. Have more confidence in your writing.
I has reasons, though.
And in regards to the last one, I’m going to talk a lot more about my work than I used to. Maybe even post my notes and drawings. In other words, I’m putting less focus on my opinions and more focus on the things I do that reflect those opinions, which I think is a better way of doing things.
So, hello again?
I see this mistake a lot. Don’t put a space before or after an em-dash—like so—and it might look strange because we’re used to putting spaces around punctuation marks, but life wouldn’t be fun without exceptions.
Should I put a space before or after a dash?
There are no spaces inserted either before or after an em dash. For example:
The snow is really starting to come down—just like I said it would—and now we’re all going to be snowed in.
Brought to you by the fact that I’m putting off my math homework again.