So first off, I wanted to say I made a new blog for the tankas alone. I figured it was probably annoying and confusing to people who follow me for the nonfiction articles. While it’s likely fine if I were to upload poetry or fiction once in awhile, I’m guessing it’s irritating when it’s daily if that’s not what you followed me for. So the new Tanka-only blog is called “Tanka Tangerine” for no reason other than I like the sound of it, and you can find it by clicking here. I’m still working on the design so it ain’t pretty yet.
For the life update – I didn’t get into a certain teaching-in-Japan program. It’s hard not to feel like a failure, especially after investing so much time and money into the application process. I honestly thought the interview went really well, so I start thinking about all the possible ‘I’m too ___’ or ‘I don’t have enough __’. It’s easy to drown in those thoughts. Especially when you know so many people who didn’t fail, and are friends with them on Facebook.
But at least on the other hand, I got my first ever freelance writing gig. A small batch of underpaid articles, but at least I can say someone thought my writing was good enough to pay for it. A small +1 for the portfolio.
Also Camp Nanowrimo started. Here’s hoping I can do my story idea justice, and keep myself distracted so I don’t mope for too long. Probably going to make my story a little bittersweet though, since it’s supposed to take place in Japan and is based on Japanese mythology.
Hope you’re all doing well and have few reasons to mope.