The last few months have been so busy. I ended up not moving, because my money situation is just not good. Basically, the owner of my company is dealing with the uncertainty of the business climate. So my 10% pay cut continues….
It is frustrating, because I want to get my own place again. I miss having the privacy that I used to have. But I guess I can be happy that I am saving money. A one bedroom or studio would run me at least double what I am paying now. And money will be even tighter now because….
I GOT INTO GRADUATE SCHOOL!
After being admitted as a provisional student into Johns Hopkins last fall, I am now an official master’s degree candidate.
I am so excited to start. I can’t stop smiling. I really wanted this and it is nice to be on this journey. I know this is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready. I kept going back and forth about going back to school, but I know that this is the best decision for me now. I already have one class under my belt, so let’s get going on the next semester. Before I know it, I’ll have my MA in Writing.
In other (not so exciting, but still good) news, I have expanded my book collection nicely in the past month. For a little over a year I have become a serious book collector. I primarily collect scifi, fantasy, and horror by minority writers, but I also have a good amount of speculative literature by other writers. One of these days I’m going to up load my library to librarything.org. But that is a big project and right now it is all about school.
My mom says I am the book whisperer.
But it is looking more and more, like I will have to let go of some of my books. Like I said before, money is tight. There are a few I am not dying to keep, so they will probably go up for sale on amazon. When they do, I will be sure to announce it here. My few, but still awesome, readers will be sure to hear about the scoop first.
Working on new material too. To early to tell any details, but this summer, I started plotting out a new novel. It is strange, I didn’t think I had any more novels in me. I wanted to focus more on my short fiction. But I just can’t picture this story as a short fiction piece. I guess that will teach me to predict my own ideas…
So far, August has been very good to me.