My workshop on Wednesday night was like a dream. A good dream. Matt Kimball said of my story, "I wish I'd written this story." I can't help but gloat about that...no one's EVER said anything like that about my writing. Monica also told me to take myself out to lunch on one moment in the story. A good title was even put forth: "Where the Movement Happens." Which I think is lovely. So, for now anyway, that is the working title. I am not sure how "Deep and Endless Light" is related to "Where the Movement Happens," so I'm going to have a lot of fun thinking of a title for my portfolio. Oh wow. Forget that. I'm going to have a lot of fun coming up with 15 more pages for my portfolio in less than a week. So, anyway, a lot of people really seemed to like it and I feel all vindicated and stuff. Teehee.
I feel really good. Yesterday was a bad day because I didn't sleep well and I literally read and/or did research all day except for class and practice, but after that, I was able to relax a little bit and I slept much better last night. I have a group presentation on Monday for 285, and I'm stressed about that, but I guess there's not a whole lot I can do about it until we meet on Sunday to figure out what we're going to say. And then...reading for Tuesday, final 285 paper due Friday at 5 PM, 307 portfolio due on Friday at midnight, and final Russian paper due on Saturday by noon. Boom boom boom. But there are fewer things to concentrate on, and a few days of just time in which to do them. So I think it's going to be all right. If I can get a lot of reading done this weekend, then Monday after the presentation and I can just start blowing this stuff out.
I have the overwhelming urge to rearrange the room. Hannah said okay, so whenever we have time (probably either right before or after spring break) we will. Right now I feel like working constantly until everything is done. Maybe I can get done early! That would rock my face off.