At long last, I can get back this WordPress blog back on track. For anyone who started to follow Literary Serenity, after a slew of posts, only to find nothing else happening for weeks on end, I’d like to apologize. Graduate school can sometimes take unexpected twists, as can life in general. A lot has happened during the past several weeks, but now a summer full of possibilities, thesis project revisions, and blogging time is here.
In other words, Literary Serenity: Grad Edition is still alive, and sorry for the delay!
Being a grad student has been quite a journey for me, with many fulfilling experiences and challenges.. This semester, though, I started work on my thesis project (a creative novella related to metafiction), only to realize I would need an extra semester to polish and formally defend it. Yet I was able to watch the other very talented members of my cohort in the Literature & Writing Studies program at Cal State San Marcos defend theirs (which featured a fine range of projects—from a poetry translation to a study on ways to support military veterans in college). And I was lucky enough to walk alongside my cohort friends in the commencement ceremony in May.
Everyone was so supportive, which is one reason why I’m happy to have chosen CSUSM for grad school.
Heading into the summer, does anyone reading this blog have any advice on fun things to do or write about?
Also, please feel free to contribute creative pieces to the “Writing Community Portfolio” if you would like somewhere to showcase them for free!
Thanks, and I hope you are all doing well!