My first packet for Vermont College is done and has been sent. (About 50 pages of writing.)
Now, I wait for the advisor to look it over and send it back with her comments.
While I'm waiting, I'm reading John Gardner's The Art of Fiction, getting ready for the assignment due Monday -- show the same setting as different characters (who are in different moods) would see it. It'll be interesting to see what the other members of our group come up with.
I plan to use the place in Michigan where my family took a month's vacation one year.
Now that I think about it, it's strange that I've never placed a story there. I have such memories of canoeing on the lake and of the food I learned to prepare. Noodles, for example. I didn't know that noodles were made. I thought you bought them in a box from the grocery store.
I'm also coming up with ideas for new creative work -- and have a shorter piece already done.
But I probably won't work on any critical essays until I get this first packet back. Until I find out if I'm writing them correctly -- or not.
Meanwhile -- I'm doing the Peanut Butter Science program at the library tomorrow.