Today I had another reading. This one was more formal, a part of my thesis followed by questions. I chose to read one story and the prologue for my thesis, both which I'd written just last week. When I finished reading there were a few quiet gasps, just the sort of reaction I adore.
It's always so gratifying to read my work, though I'm HORRIBLE at taking compliments. I feel like a total dork, and I just don't know what to say. One of the girls said, "I can't wait to read your book!" To which I said, "Me either..." haha. The thesis is a small collection of stories, but I plan to turn it into novel this summer. Ha, I say that like I think it's going to be easy -- I don't.
Anyway. Another good day. And my thesis is in. Turned in, finished, oveh babeh.
Now to write that final paper and work for one more week. Then FREEDOM!
Question: Have you ever read writing for someone, maybe not even particularly a friend or whatever, but they're terrible. I mean, it's not even subjective, they're so bad... you're embarrassed for them. What do you say to them? Or do you not? Oh, and I should add, this guy is getting all of this good feedback. People telling him he's amazing. I have no idea what to say. I know writing is objective, but if you read a lot you learn to recognize good reading, and well, this was just so bad.