Monday, May 02, 2005

Literary Scorecard: Zero

As I suspected, I didn't get into the Dumaguete Writers Workshop. Perhaps the fellows are not yet ready for microfiction. More likely, perhaps my work just stinks.

That leaves me with three weeks to do something else. Like earn serious money from teaching a class in Manila. And writing a technical book that will, I hope, earn me some serious money. And meet old friends and visit new places, all of which will take some serious money.

I only wish they'd been nice enough to let me know that I didn't get in, instead of making me wait in limbo.

Ah, well, ce'st la vie.


  1. Oh well...
    Maybe next year?

  2. Nah, I don't think so. Three weeks is a significant time investment, something I was prepared to do this year. But not next year.

    I'll find some other way to improve my craft.

    Besides, I don't think too many of the participants can claim to have already written at least two books.

    Okay, so maybe mine ain't the literary artsy-fartsy stuff, but I'm happy with what I have.

  3. Hehehe. Our own mailing list writing group?

    I am not the type to accept criticism easily... Too proud and stubborn sometimes even though I know I am not that good a writer.

    Ask JM and Sean. =) They write more stuff than I do. I write tanaga for kicks! *laughs*

    Maybe I could give you my ideas and see how you would actually write them? What say you?

    Just email or holler or SMS in case you want to hear of my possible story ideas ;)

  4. The chances of entering a workshop depend largely on the communal tastes of the screening committees; Usually they don't like anything that lies beyond the realms of fiction that they explore. (Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I've noticed, gets the boot a lot.)

  5. Bad luck doms. Was really gunning for you to get in. These writers may not have written books yet but they certainly will will after this workshop. Try again, you might surprise yourself. I know a couple of my old college professors who took a couple of attempts to be able to get in.

  6. Hmmm...methinks this could be the beginning of a writing group.

    Oh, alright, I'll admit it, I was sourgraping. Obvious naman, di ba?