Insert Witty Title Here.

So, because I suck at keeping this blog current, I should mention that I recently appeared over at Mary DeSantis’ blog, Out of the Lockbox.

My thesis is due, in a way that resembles a completed novel enough for me to pass, in April, which despite my attempts to avoid it now demands my attention. I have a ton of work to do on it. Like add 19,000 words. That, of course, is competing with the demands of my teaching class. I do not love my teaching class. This is in no way a reflection on my teacher, who is wonderful, but on my piss-poor time management skills and 900 other commitments. I have an essay due a week from tomorrow and no idea where I’m going with that. BLAAAHHHH.

To maintain some semblance of sanity, I’ve been working on non-MFA projects as time permits. One is a short story for an asylum-themed anthology, and it’s a story I’ve been wanting to write for many years. The others are a ghost story novella heavily influenced by the Fatal Frame series, and a post-apocalyptic science fantasy novel inspired by Greek mythology and “Beauty and the Beast.” Still awaiting responses on four short stories, too.

And on that note, off to write a new chapter of my thesis.

Published by Jennifer Loring

Jennifer Loring’s short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Tales from the Lake vols. 1 and 4, Nightscript IV, Dim Shores Presents Volume 2, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Not All Monsters and Arterial Bloom, among many others. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in horror fiction and is currently working toward a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities & Culture, focusing on queer possibility in fairy tales. Jenn lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she and her husband are owned by a turtle and two basset hounds.

3 thoughts on “Insert Witty Title Here.

  1. Yeah, I find that when this MFA program gets a little much, that it’s good to focus on other things simultaneously.

    Your projects sounds amazing, btw!

    Can’t believe our books are due in April. Whoa. But I’m happy to be graduating with you, m’dear!


    1. It’s finally almost over, but that’s also kind of terrifying. Except graduation will be awesome. 😀

      And thanks! I’ve been wanting to write that novel since forever, but I was really in the weeds as far as where to begin. Now I’ve got a folder full of research, and a world-building/character profile notebook. I think after next month (or sooner if I can get my revisions done early), I’m going to give myself at least a couple of weeks to work on that before I tackle the second half of the thesis.


  2. How do I procrastinate? Let me count the ways…Mostly just by not doing the thing I’m putting off. I put off housework by writing. I put off writing by browsing the web. I put off anything by curling up with a good (or even average to poor) book. I’d put off procrastinating if I could!I like the gecko 🙂


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