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But I Know We'll Meet Again Some Sunny Day

I think I got out most of my crying when I found out it was going to happen. When I found out my favourite teacher would be gone forever at the end of the semester. I cried so hard. I was devastated. It's the most amazing thing to find a teacher who really teaches you. Who teaches you things that you can use in your real life, every day, and not just after graduation. Every day, I took something new home that he'd taught me. That I could really apply to life. He's so passionate about his teachings. He crammed so much information into 15 weeks with the intention of making himself obsolete when we left. Really, he tried to make writing classes obsolete with all the information he gave us. Of all the writing classes I've taken, he's the first professor to actually teach us methods, how to workshop, ways to edit, what to avoid, HOW TO GET PUBLISHED... and... so so much more than I could ever write in one blog entry. I made a blogspot for my notes for his class. Feel free to join up, comment, and share your opinions and whatnots, too :)

Today, I didn't do a lot of crying. There were tears, fuck yes, but it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would. Long goodbyes are good for that. Long goodbyes soften the blow. And it helps to know we'll see each other again at least once before he leaves. And we'll keep in touch while he's gone to get his PhD way out in Middle-America.

Cake helped too ;)
Lisah and I got him a cake with E.T. on it (he was thoroughly creeped out by the glowing finger and the jittery letters that read "we'll be right here").

For the last class, everyone handed in their final drafts of their stories with all the other little writing assignments and a mock publishing packet written to a real publisher. I was genuinely satisfied with my piece after many weeks of revisions and workshops, and decided I should just go for it. I made a REAL publishing packet and sent it out to Weird Tales Magazine today.

So here is the direct result of taking a writing class with Tony Vinci:

Wish me luck!

Thank's Tony. For pretty much everything.


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May. 22nd, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
I wish youthe most luck a me can possibly give!!
May. 22nd, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Yay!! According to their site, I shall hear how much luck I have in 6-8 weeks :)
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