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Winter Break

I submitted my final packet of the semester last night and all I need to do is hear back from my mentor and I’ll be good to go.

It’s been a rough semester. Right around the start of October, I went into a deep, downward spiral and my depression just wouldn’t let up. It was a very rough few months. Then I caught some sort of sick about a month ago that hasn’t let up either so things were just not looking great.

But I made it through somehow and here I am on the other side, sniffling and still a little congested, but I’m here.

I’ve sort of come to kind of hate the project I was working on this semester. I know how I tend to write and forcing myself to work on a project I didn’t care for or I knew needed some time on the shelf just sort of made me hate everything I wrote.

My next semester is going to be my editing semester, where I get to work with an editor in the publishing industry who isn’t one of the professors, so I’m a little nervous. I hope that the list of editors is sent out soon and that there’s a dedicated portion for the Writing for Children and Young Adults students.

But, for now, and until residency starts, I’m going to go play some video games, plan my next D&D session, and let myself relax for a little bit. Maybe I’ll get around to my TBR pile…

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Free for the Summer!

*sings aggressively*

Spring semester is over! Well, I just need to wait for feedback from my mentor, but I’ve submitted all of my work and I’m ready to relax!

This past semester has been really rough. I went through a lot of lows. I spent a lot of time fighting my depression and it took a toll on my work. I felt like I hadn’t been doing my best work at all, and it felt like I was letting my mentor down. (Despite her saying otherwise!)

Depression isn’t easy, y’all. I spent day after day in bed because that was all I could do; I could barely get the energy to get up to go to the bathroom. And when you have to create, you lose steam fast and I ended up not being able to do the things I needed to do.

But I’m surrounded by positive forces, people who care and understand the things I’m going through, and I’m able to get help. So, I’m a work in progress.

But all my work is in and I’ve got two and a half months before I’ve got to get back into student mode and I’m excited for the summer. I’ve got a lot of reading lined up, and writing plans to follow. Jessi and I have a new bookish blog, bookedallnight.wordpress.com, to work on and I’m looking forward to a lot of things.

This summer, we’ve got BookCon! The Round Robin girls are heading out together in one last hurrah before the site closes, and I can’t wait to spend time with them.

I’m also spending a month abroad this July. I have a few cousins getting married in Poland this summer so we’re spending three weeks in Europe. And immediately after I’m flying out for my summer residency at SNC. So I’ll be dealing with a 9 hour jet lag after two days of weddings.

Now, just to figure out what books I’ll be bringing to read on the plane…