It’s the second week of my sophomore year of college at UW (yay quarter system?), and the start of classes and the attached schoolwork load means it’s time to carve out some set times to write! I aim to write at least an hour and a half each day, so here’s the Schedule™ (posted for the sake of accountability):
Monday: 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Friday: 2 PM – 4 PM
Saturday/Sun: Do your homework! (Log at least 2 hours)
Hopefully I’ll be able to stick to the time slots, though truthfully I’ve never had a writing schedule before! Of course, I believe that writing should never be a forced thing, but I figure it’s never a bad idea setting a bar for myself.
Also upcoming this week: I am applying to the creative writing major! I have to put a portfolio together, which includes a handful of poems and a short story — neither of which are particularly my strong suits, but I am polishing my pieces up this week and will be submitting the application on Wednesday. Maybe — depending on the outcome — I’ll post a prose poem or two here. The short story, on the other hand, is a concept I’ve been playing with for a while, something I’d peel apart and expand if I were ever to write contemporary. It’d be the kind of deeply emotional project I know I’m not ready for just yet, but one that keeps me excited for the future.