I didn't make the deadline for my college's literary magazine; oh, well. Maybe I'll submit something next time.
I still plan on doing my Halloween prompts
. I'm envisioning the scene for "Festive levitating gala." I have vague ideas for some of the others as well. I'd love to expand at least a couple beyond flash fiction, partly to work on my short story skills.
It looks like I won't finish this draft of Tsirris
by November. So many continuity errors and changes/ updates I've made to the story are conflicting and driving me crazy. It's sloppy, and I want to EDIT, EDIT, EDIT. I still want to tell the story. It just needs so much work.
Other ideas are looking attractive. What to choose, what to choose.
In reading news, I finished reading Dracula
. My feelings on it are mixed. For example, the protagonists aren't very distinct (although Van Helsing and Quincey are in dialogue). Also, there are points in the story where they're not quite bright, or are even oblivious (and with so many clues from past experiences!). Overall, I enjoyed it, though.
Next up on my Halloween reading: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
. I have yet to get Something Wicked This Way Comes
; the local Barnes&Noble didn't have it.
I'm not sure what I'm doing for Halloween yet. I'm hoping to get a cheap-ish costume.
Last week, I took my mid-term. Hopefully I did decently. I've been investing a lot of time in the class and enjoying it for the most part. The evening before the exam, I met up with some classmates at Barnes&Noble after I did my book shopping.
I don't know why, but I have been exhausted physically as well as mentally. My body wants so much sleep, and I don't want that much sleep. Maybe it's related to the changing season? I took out my extra comforter for my bed last week. We've had some scorching days, though! I think it's been in the 100s Fahrenheit. So, the day length--instead of the weather--is probably what's factoring into my exhaustion. It's eating up my ambition as well. Solution: Listen to lots of music and just start writing.
Well, I think I've rambled long enough. I may go to bed before completing my class reading; I've already been reading for it the past several hours.