Earlier this week, I was asked about how things were going in school.
You may not remember at ALL, but, I made an official announcement a few months ago (during the Summer) that I was going to Full Sail University online. Currently, I’m pursuing my Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing!
I realized that my passion for writing and cartooning was too strong to just ignore.
My time at Full Sail University has been pretty awesome thus far.
Once I got enrolled into the school in August, they sent me a MacBook Pro laptop and software for my courses. The first few weeks of class consisted of getting into the habit of writing on a daily basis in a notebook or journal or whatever you can get your hands on.
My first class consisted of writing a script that’s only a few pages long. I chose to use my very, very original idea from long ago that got me into writing in the first place. Each class is a month long and each class seems to get a little more challenging than the last. But, to be honest, I think what is really going on is that each class has its own unique challenge.
The key to Full Sail university is priorities, organization and time management. I keep myself from failing in this by keeping my iCal Apple calendar updated. Also, I learn to NOT wait at the last minute (except for today as I write this post). But, whatever you do, do NOT wait until late Sunday night. The system can get bogged down when you try and turn in assignments online and if you get caught in traffic, you’ll stay stuck until after midnight. That’s the consequence of waiting at the last minute.
Interacting with the students and professor is both easy and comforting. I enjoy speaking to them via the internet and the system for taking classes and working with classmates is pretty fluid.
In each class, the professor reminds us of our “why” to our writing. My “why,” or my dream is to publish multiple books, create an illustrated, cartoon and animated series and feature film as well and blog and illustrate.
Writing was something I ran away from for the longest time. I felt as though my writing didn’t matter. “Who cared about my stories and ideas,” I thought. To add, I was genuinely afraid of sharing my writing and my work. I didn’t want people to think I was crazy or nuts. Now, I’m sharing, and, to be honest, it’s not so bad. It’s actually awesome, addicting and strangely humbling and therapeutic.
Writing Till I Saw Smoke
As of late, I have been considering maintaining a stronger focus on writing about, well, writing and storytelling as well as doing more cartooning.
At the same time, I also want to encourage getting involved in media and making a digital finger print that’s relevant and uplifting.