smokin' in the boy's room


Written on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 by haleigh

Nov. 11th, 2008

I never actually got caught smoking in school -- I was too much of a good girl back then to dare do anything like that. *g* But I digress. The point of this blog is....

I'm going back to school!

I just found I was accepted this week, and am sooooo excited. It's a two-year, MA in Writing Popular Fiction, and I start January 4th.

I just finished picking my classes for the spring semester. I'm taking: "Empowering the Female Heroine" (doesn't that one just sound awesome?), "Maintaining Narrative Tension," and "How to Make a Living Writing Romance Novels," taught by writer Stephanie Bond.

I have one more class to choose, and I'm stumped. I can choose a class on POV, or "Plotting for Mysteries." The POV class is required, but will be offered two more semesters. The Plotting class may or may not be. But I write suspense, not mystery, so it may not be 100% applicable. And if I take the POV class, it's one more required class out of the way, and hence room for cool electives next semester. But the suspense side of the plotting has always been difficult for me (people always figure out the mystery, like 5 chapters before they're supposed to!), so it could be useful.

Can you tell I'm over thinking this, just a tad?

So, since my decision making prowess has always been a bit questionable, I'm doing some polling (that would be you). Which would you pick - POV or Mystery plotting?

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  1. Jessica |

    I remembered you helped me with my pov. You seem to do well in that area.
    I'd take the plotting. :-)

    I'm SOOOO jealous. But congrats. That's really, really cool.

  2. haleigh |

    Hi Jessie! Thanks - I'm super excited. Hopefully I'll have all sorts of good writing tips to post!

    So one vote for "Plotting the Mystery"....that's the way I'm leaning too. I'm fairly comfortable with POV. But since it's required.....ugh. Okay, one vote for "plotting"....

  3. Jessica |

    I got tagged so now I'm passing it on to everyone on my side bar.

    :-) You're it.

  4. Kelly Krysten |

    Yeah, go ahead with plotting the mystery. Sounds fun!

    PS: How long until I get to read your book?:)

  5. Anonymous |

    I think the Mystery Plotting class sounds like a better choice for you.

  6. haleigh |

    All right - two more votes for Plotting the Mystery! It's settled :) Thanks girls!

    Kelly - you're guess is as good as mine. I'm debating sending it to Golden Heart, as I know it's not as good as it could be....

  7. Corbin |

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  8. Corbin |

    I'm suprised that this is how I find out about you going back to school, I figured you would have told me.
    If you care, I'd vote for "Plotting the Mystery".


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