I've finally gone back to school, this time with the intentions of actually learning this craft. I'm a Creative Writing major (::fanfare::), and now I'm doing just what I should have been doing all along: writing a lot and reading a lot. It isn't very difficult, but it is very time consuming. I've found I can't work forty hours a week, but I can work about thirty, which counts as full-time at my new place of employment; I get benefits, I'm treated well, I get a full meal (with unlimited refills of both my plate and my drink) for $1.00, and my school work is respected. I really couldn't be happier.
Things are finally looking up, so I think I'll start posting again. I get interesting assignments in my classes, and it's really pushing me as a writer. For a grade, I'm forced to explore genres and techniques I never would have otherwise, and I'm already noticing a difference in just these few short weeks in the beginning of the semester. Unfortunately, working, class and homework take up most of my time, so I can't really work on my own pieces. I do, however, typically really enjoy my assignments, and don't mind writing them. Some of them I'm actually proud of.
So I'll start posting again, and I'll include the prompts for my creative pieces, so you know what I was trying to achieve. :)
It'll be interesting, I think, if nothing else.