The Much Needed Update!

Posted on June 8th, 2006 @ 18:48
Filed Under Miscellaneous, Studies, Writing | 10 Comments

I cannot believe that it took me so long to post here again! Somehow, my mind had managed to convince itself that it had been only a couple weeks. It’s just like me to think “I’ll post an update later on today, when I have more time to think it through”, and to… just forget. Rotten memory of mine, as I was telling a friend not so long ago.

Therefore, I’m not coming up with some witful post about writing today, but with this simple update that got delayed for faaaaar too long. I sincerely apologize to those of you who worried. There was nothing to worry about, but of course, no news-good news isn’t that accurate when it comes to the world of Internet, where it’s so easy to lose track of someone and never see this person again. I should know of this by now. Someday, I swear I’ll learn!What’s up, one might ask?

* A blogging break was in order. I know, I should have announced it. The fact is that said break announced itself to me by taking me by surprise, and when I realized it, I was already in my “update later-forget it quickly” mode.

* I was fed up with translating my posts (seriously). I know the choice was mine from the start, but I also needed a break from this. It’s getting better now, and I’ll be doing it again, if only to help me in the purpose listed below.

* I’ve also been quite, quite busy pondering a heavy career change, and after all this pondering, balancing the pros and cons, trying to figure out how to make it and the likes, my decision is to go back to college this upcoming September. It is an important bet, and one I think I can win. This will leave me with less time for writing, of course, but I have high hopes that I can manage it sometimes all the same. All the administrative papers filled up, I’m now crossing my fingers to be accepted into the third year of the English License degree “new” program (for those who know French schooling, the DEUG doesn’t exist anymore, it now corresponds to the first and second year of the License). Why this? Because my aim is to attempt the CAPES in 2008 to start teaching English. Everyone knows that lots of French people (including myself) could do with better English classes, isn’t it? * winks *

* Writing: no, that’s not dead either! I’m nearing the 30,000 words mark on the Wall of Silence project, but in this, much rewriting had been in order. Having a plan doesn’t matter if I later on realize that the plan needs many changes. I’ve also tried my hand at writing in English more, albeit nothing worth being shared (exercises, exercises). No doubt I’ll need to take a closer look at more than one “how to write in English” book to prepare my future school year; in turn, all my theories about wielding words won’t go down the drain, on the contrary. I’m really looking forward to learning more on this language again. Perhaps it’ll make my posts look better in the end.

* Last but not least, I went visiting my family some more, with the result of being away for several week-ends. I don’t regret it the least bit, it was much needed, after so many years spent living far away from them.That’s the gist of it all. I’m aware it doesn’t justify a complete break, so I’ll try to keep the good resolve up and post more again, or at leats without such a long interruption!

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10 Responses to “The Much Needed Update!”

  1. melly on June 8th, 2006 7:39 pm

    I never gave up on you.Welcome back :)

  2. Fredcq on June 10th, 2006 12:31 pm

    Hey! Glad to see that you are okay. I tried to make it a point to check in on this blog once in while since you left. I’m pleasantly surprised to see you back. I moved my blog, Sentenced to Write to a new location. Hope to see you around.

  3. Deborah on June 12th, 2006 8:53 pm

    Welcome back! I hope you are able to realize your goals. :)

  4. Yzabel on June 15th, 2006 6:37 am

    Thanks to all of you. :) I know it’s annoying when someone who used to update often suddenly goes silent, so Ireally need to try and not let summer get in the way!Fredcq, I’ll be checking the blog at the new address. I was stupid enough to lose my list of feeds (yes, indeed, I’m stupid like that…), it’ll be a good opportunity to restart it.

  5. Jerome on June 15th, 2006 4:05 pm

    Glad to see you back on the saddle… Keep it up, Y.

  6. Jennifer on June 16th, 2006 2:15 pm

    Welcome back :D Sometimes a break is in order! We all know the feeling.Good luck with the career change. Working towards something of the sort as well. Can be a bit scarey sometimes.

  7. Benjamin Solah on July 3rd, 2006 8:19 am

    Wow, it’s so good to hear from you again. Good to hear that you are still writing, and best of luck with college.

  8. Drew on July 11th, 2006 7:22 am

    Guess I found the wrong time to find this blog. The only time i find it you are gone. O well, hope you come back with some good posts, I like what I read so far.

  9. Yzabel on July 14th, 2006 8:54 am

    Thanks again everyone. :) Jennifer – Good luck to you as well! I know how such changes can be intimidating, after all it’s only the third time for me. ;) Drew – Indeed, I used to update a lot more often. Being more concerned right now with school matters has given me less insight on writing, and less desire to look for topics about that… but like everything in my life, this won’t last. If only because it’s soon time again for NaNoWriMo, or because I’ll learn more about language, and thus how to use it. (And welcome here, by the way!)

  10. Yzabel @ NaNoWriStuff » Blog Archive » News From The Writer on July 17th, 2006 11:28 am

    [...] First, here’s some of the reasons why I’ve been away for so long, and an insight on what’s going to happen in the next months/years. [...]

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