Hard Day, Quick Day

It was a busy day at work today. I’m not sure if I liked that or didn’t like it. In the end, it did help to get me one day closer to the residency, which I’ve been waiting patiently for during the last four or five months. So, for that at least, I am grateful. I only have two more days of work to go. I took Friday off to sort of get my brain in order before the opening night reception and such.  It’s going to be good. I’m anxious to workshop my stories and I’m interested to see how others respond to my sometimes very critical responses to their stories

I’m never out to belittle anyone or tell them something sucks just to see if they’ll cry, but I have become much more sensitive to what’s working and what’s not working in my peers’ stories. Never have I written so many comments on manuscripts. Never have those comments been more insightful. I remember, back at Bradford, I was lucky if I put anything more than “I liked it. Not sure what else to say.” on a manuscript. Now I have to wonder if my peers will be offended by my bluntness.

I haven’t been going to the gym this week. I don’t know if I mentioned that. I have so much reading to do that I thought it would be best if I just limited the number of ways in which I was exerting myself. It’s gone well. I don’t feel too bad about missing out on the exercise. I know that I will be able to get back to it as soon as the residency is over. I have confidence that I won’t get lazy and forget about it.

Uhm, and I think that’s it for now.