Both works are going fine, it seems. I am looking at taking a few more classes though. I just love the structure and the off chance that I may have an "Aha!" moment. But what class(es)?
I wish they offered a class on character development, but no such luck. A workshop, yes...but that's not until November. So, I'm looking at Children's books, Novel writing and Science Fiction. Yes, I know I don't write Science Fiction, but they don't have a Fantasy class, so I need to take Sci-Fi for the similar writing elements.
Children's books would be helpful if they do all age groups. Mine is leaning between intermediates and young adult fiction. If its a class based solely on young children, that won't do me any good. The course description does not specify an age group, but you would think one class for all ages would be a tad thin.
Novel writing might give me a bit of what I need as far as character development. There is definitely a difference in how you need to outline your characters between short stories and that of a novel! I also like thinking there might be some little extra aspect in there that might spur me on a bit more. I'm not doing too badly (this blog is helping!), but any extra to keep me out of the blahs is good!
Science Fiction is one I've wanted to take for a while. Again, I wish they had Fantasy, but...oh well. I would love to be in an environment where there are others that have a similar focus. There's also that camaraderie that you only get within your genre. Like, "Hey! You're odd just like me, aren't you?" *grin*
I would love to take them all....and maybe someday...but stuff like this isn't free. I always feel a little guilty spending on myself despite possible future benefits. And you know, that lottery just hasn't come through for me yet....8)