Ok, I have a lot of email writing and fussing to-do. I collected a fair piece of information to inform my decision about this class. Sill avoiding making any sort of direct decision for a little while. I feel really bad about staying in the class, but I could do it if it turns out to be the right thing to do, but I'm not sure that it would be, and that's what I have to decide.
I just made the most awesome pot of tea. In case you were wondering.
One thing I've realized about breakout (the story) that I'm working on is that I'm approaching it in a too granular sort of way. I'm too concerned about getting characters from point a. to point b. and I find myself re-reading a section that I've already written and saying "crap, I need to go back and add x bit." While it's really fun to write, I think this is a pretty fundamental problem, and I need to take a step back and think about it. Maybe start making revisions to what I have already, because the organization is pretty complex and I'd be remiss if I just continue on blithely.
In any case, I think it would be a very good thing to do to get a "real" job soon. I'd really like to find some sort of tech support-ish type gig. I'm thinking of boning up on SQL and then trying for a job with the corp that leads the development of that project (big for-profit company in the open source world, if you know what I'm talking about you know who I mean, if you don't, it doesn't matter.) Or something. I don't live in the right place to do that kind of stuff generally, but I've seen jobs with this company that are entry level and aren't location specific, I think.
Or something else. Who knows, I'll probably end up doing something not at all computer related, but I figure I have three major marketable skills: my mean skills with a bash terminal (so computers), power knitting genius (hard to get enough paying knitting work, though if any of you know fashion designers in NY that need someone to do commission work and a reasonable rate...), and mean social science mojo... I'm working on being a scientist for next year, the knitting thing, is as above, so I figure it's time to put the geek card out and see what's out there.
Ok, I need to go see if I can resurrect my writing, somehow.
Onward and Upward!