Look for me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn, Thr3e by Ted Dekker, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
And has been over for me since pretty much Tuesday, but technically Wednesday. I'll find out my grades I think this coming Tuesday? I don't really know. Haha! But yeah, I actually did really well in my Creative Writing class for a change. I actually have a lot of issues with my school's writing program. You see, you need 3 semesters of creative writing for the concentration: Intro to Creative Writing, Intermediate Creative Writing, and Creative Writing Workshop. For the first two you need at least a B (B- doesn't count) to move onto the next one. I hate this for the reason of writing being so subjective! They say they don't grade on based what they like and don't like, but on how much you engaged in revisions. Again, this is so subjective! I've had issues in the past, theoretically I should have finished what I needed for my writing concentration this past semester, but last spring my Intro to Creative Writing teacher failed to inform us of this B stipulation until the very last day of class and my poetry portfolio apparently dragged my grade down to a C, so I had to repeat it in the fall. At Thanksgiving break last semester we were given our fiction portfolios back and at that point I was pulling a C in the class and my teacher had pretty much said that I couldn't write fiction really nor could I really revise or write character developed fiction. This was one of the few moments in my life where I considered giving up on my dreams of being a writer. But I didn't give up and the teacher last semester was more than willing to give me some extra credit to bump my grade up to where it needed to be.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Round two of workshops came up in my intermediate writing class. When it came my turn to have my story Jesus or Jack Daniels?
) one of the first things my professor told me was that he was impressed that I was able to write from a dude's perspective well as well as he wanted to commend me on writing such a character driven piece.
It was a moment of vindication for me. When I picked up my fiction portfolio this past Friday, again, my professor told me that he was very happy with how I went about revising and how what not and I got a B+ on the portfolio. Highest grade any of my fiction has received since I started my writing career in college. With that being said, a few weeks ago when I met with my professor to talk about revisions and stuff for my other story, Area 51
he told me I was sitting around a B, A- for the class. This means that I got my B and am able to move on without any issues at all. It has been a semester of vindication and validation for me. Honestly, when I saw my B+ on my portfolio Friday my first thought was "Suck it, (insert last semester teacher's name here)!"
Anyways, my semester from hell is done!! And now all I got to do is 19 credits. Just 19 more and I'll have my degree! I'm taking 2 class this summer so my fall semester is only 13. December is my month. December and I'll be done with school for good!!