I just got the first two books that I’m going to review for http://www.mythsoc.org. I’m really excited to read them and get working, but I’m stuck in summer school in order to finish my BA……………So I have a lot of mandatory reading to finish before I get to start Lord of Souls: An Elder Scrolls Novel by Greg Keyes and City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton.
However, I’m truly excited and feeling the trust…Here’s hoping I can manage to get my reviews published!
So while working on my senior thesis for my bachelor’s degree, I discovered a website called Mythlore. This website is really cool, let me tell you. “Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy.”
Best part is, I am going to review a book or two for them. Maybe they will even get published if good enough, although I seriously doubt they pay people to review books. However, I get to keep whatever books I review and I get my name out there.
This opportunity may push my career forward and be a great confidence boost for starting…wait for it…GRAD SCHOOL!! I was accepted to San Francisco State University for their English Literature MA program. I’m quite excited.
I know this was short, but who really has the patience to read a big long blog from some silly 21-year-old? Am I right?
Lately I’ve been considering my career options. And I realized that I’m definitely not going to pursue singing, even though, don’t get me wrong, it would be awesome to show people my skills. I’m too impatient to learn music on my own; I like instant results. Which is why I’m now considering writing as a book reviewer: I love to read and write and I’m really good at both of them. Especially reading and then writing about novels. I discovered this propensity in high school, when I discovered I could write more than “once upon a time” on a paper (yes, in elementary school I turned in an in-class essay with just “once upon a time” written on it).
Once I carved my writers’ block into a better outlook on writing, I kind of loved it. Then I saw what I could do with my words, and I really loved it. It’s been a really long time since I turned in a paper in a literature course that didn’t get an A. however, I never considered trying to make a career out of it, but now I know that I have to do something, and soon. I graduate from UC Merced next year and then….who knows?
So that’s where I am right now, considering my options. Maybe “once upon a time” will be a sentence finished by “I got a job because someone awesome liked this blog.”