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Burned Out.

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I'm feeling it.

I suspect it was taking classes over the summer; I haven't previously, preferring to travel or relax for a few months. But due to some scheduling shenanigans and shifting requirements, I had to be in class this time around, and between that and the fact that the recession has reduced the staff at the store I work at to myself and the owner, I haven't had much time off in about 10 months.

I've got a week off from class coming up, but that just means I'll be spending more time at work. In theory, sometime this winter, things might be stable enough around the store that I can take a few days off, but I have my doubts.

And, of course, I'm in the middle of the harder part of my degree. All my observational hours, which are stressful for people like me oddly enough, and my methods courses, which pretty much dictate whether I'll be allowed to student teach next fall.

On the up side, at least my courses in the next block will be actual courses. This block was all online courses, since they were the ones that were being offered this time around, and I need them before I can take my methods courses in the spring.

And online courses suck big hairy donkey balls.

I mean really.

REALLY.

SUCK.

I'm behind one of of them, rather badly in fact, and I'll be down to the wire on pretty much every assignment this block, and no idea if I'm doing them right at all, since the opportunity for feedback is very limited in this format. It's very frustrating, and I wouldn't have taken them if I'd had any alternative.

Ah well. Mostly I just felt the need to vent a little.

If I can keep it together through to winter break, I might be able to get settled enough to make it through spring semester, and if I can do that... I'll have summer off from school before I start my student teaching. A few months of relative downtime to relax, and hopefully get centered again, something I haven't really been since '08.

Who knows, maybe I could even finish my book.

Yep, that's right. I'm writing a book. Technically, I'm writing three books, assuming that I can get anyone to buy the first one lol. Only 14,000 words in the first book so far, but it's all roughed out, more or less. Urban fantasy, in the same vein as the Dresden Files, which is hellaciously easy to write, though the dialogue is a struggle. Descriptive text I'm good at, and I've got a decent sense of humor, but framing and writing dialogue is a challenge. In theory, it'll probably be around 100,000 words for book one, and I'll see what I can do with them in the e-book format.

Incidentally, and on a largely unrelated note, it strikes me that Eosun/QCDN might not be around forever. Reeve has been pretty scarce of late, obviously, and the day might come when they turn off the lights and close the doors.

So hey, if you're looking to stay in contact with me, I am indeed on the Book of Face. Pretty sure you can just search my email, which happens to be my username with a verizon.net address on it.
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