Not Exactly Goodbye and Only For A Little While

My first semester at the University of Louisville is over and my second semester at the University of Louisville has begun. I feared many things happening when I first moved to Louisville. None of them happened. Some good things did; I got to do some writing and I’ve settled very cosily into the life of a creative-writing student. It’s comfortable, but worrisome. I also had the chance to go and see many authors read and discuss their work last semester, and I even sat in on my first masterclass a few months ago. I went to the Writer’s Block Festival in Downtown Louisville this past September, met a few fellow writers, and learned where all of the awesome coffee shops were. I’ve come to really like Louisville, both the city and the university. I’m still waiting on the final grades for my classes to post, but I think I did pretty alright. I got all A’s. The time has now come for me to look into ordering my books for next semester. I did. I had to get another Norton anthology, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, volumes C, D, and E. That’s actually a set of three fairly large anthologies. I know, I’m still not even done blogging my way through The Norton Introduction to Literature, yet.

Oh, about that. This reading the Norton Introduction to Literature all-the-way-through thing… I’m afraid I have to say that I must abandon the project. It pains me in a strange way to say this. I enjoyed doing it, the process. If its only purpose was to get me reading and writing more, I say mission accomplished. I will be posting less frequently due to my complicated work/class schedule/laziness problem. I appreciate everyone who followed along with me last semester and I thank you for helping to keep me motivated.

Thanks again. You will see me around,

Eric Shay Howard

By Eric Shay Howard

Eric Shay Howard lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He's the author of the fiction collection, Crushes, and is a literary editor. He also works at a law firm and is writing his second book. He's a graduate student in the Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA in Creative Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University.

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