It seems as though my posts are getting more and more sporadic…I’ve been busy at home doing nothing since I was on break.

Anyways on another note I kind of wanted to simply report back to you my semi-invisible readers. I’ve really been busy trying to hang out with friends, of which I pretty much failed at. I did however succeed at writing more of my novel!

Nearly 92,000 words and I’m almost half way done and it’s shaping up to be around 200k words which is massive! Of course that’s a lot of words and it’s only a first draft of which I want to actually add more detail! This novel…oh boy…it’s really becoming a part of my life. Something that I’m very intent on finishing no matter what.

Besides that here comes the next semester of grad school. After this one is over (I know it hasn’t even started yet but it goes very quickly), I’ll only have two more to go. Exciting and yet scary!

Ah well. I feel bad but I cannot promise how often I’ll be writing here on Running After the One, but hopefully it will be every couple of weeks. With the thick of the semester though I won’t even be able to write in my own novel I’m sure so who knows.


A belated welcome to a new year

Well hey there! I know, it’s been forever and I’m sorry!

I am, I promise.

It’s been a long, uh, almost month since I’ve posted anything so here goes! It’s been fun here at home and I still have a couple more weeks to go before I start my second of four semesters for grad school. I finished my first semester with a 3.97/4.00.  I was soooooo close to getting my first 4.0 but hopefully this coming semester I’ll get that elusive pinnacle gpa. I thoroughly enjoy my program up there, especially all of the people.

Course I enjoy some of my old friends and it was tough this break because I haven’t been able to really get together with them. A cross between not talking, them not responding to my text messages, and also me becoming upset. They annoyed me so much that I was just about ready to give up on them completely, and when I say completely I mean completely and entirely. And wouldn’t you know I was struck the other night by something one of my friends from Clarkson.

She told me a while ago when I was nervous about graduation not to worry.

See I was worried that I would never talk to my friends I made there again. Of course the one thing that stuck in my head is what she told me. She said that “yours is the kind of friendship that you can go for years without talking and the moment you get back together it will seem as if you never went separate ways.”

I don’t know why it took me so long to remember that particular piece of advice.

But it settled me a lot. It took everything I had been stressing about privately and let it out like the air in a balloon. I don’t think I’ve had such a peaceful time falling asleep in a long time. The people that I cared about the most seemed to not care about me, but at the same time I realized that they do care about me just as much. Wouldn’t you know the next day or two I had a lovely conversation with one of those friends.

On another note I finally submitted a short story to a writing competition! Not to mention I’ve now begun writing a four part story to submit to another competition hopefully to be finished by the end of the month, and of course my novel is still in the works. I’m constantly understanding more of the plot and more of the predicament my characters are in. As they struggle to understand everything that is happening in their world, I am constantly writing down their efforts and journey. I never really understood what some writers meant when I always read about how their characters became real to them. Now however as I become more invested in them, even though I kinda know how everything will work out in the end, I come to admire who they are and what they’re going through. There are mysteries in their world that even I never conceived of when the story began to build in my head nearly seven years ago.

Anyways I suppose that a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s is in order! I have to say like I said a while ago make this year the best yet of your life. Live life, be happy, love others and yourself. Find your purpose in life and your passion then follow it with all that you have within you. As for me? I will continue to write, exercise, become better at my relationships and run after the One who has made me who I am.