Still stressed. Still worried. But Poetry class calms me down a lot. It's one of my favorite classes. The professor has so much personality, tells great corny jokes, and he's from New York so...ever heard a 70-year-old man cuss up a storm? He doesn't do it during class, but I was talking to him after class and that man has a potty mouth. =P
I got a little more information about the poetry reading. Turns out it'll be in a different auditorium than I thought--so a substantially smaller audience. Probably only a couple hundred people, if that. I can handle that.
I've started toying around with which other poems I might submit. I want to do at least one more lighthearted one. The assignment in class for next week is to write a poem about one or both of our parents, and if my piece for that comes out the way I hope it will, I'll probably use that. It'll be called "My Parents' Wedding," and so far I only have the last stanza written:
I wish I'd seen my grandma
When she saw what happened next:
The preacher man said, "Will you?"
And my daddy said, "I guess."
Of course, there are so, so many other things I could write about my family. But I think that would be a fun piece, and a nice experiment in form because I don't often write in meter or rhyme. I think that would get a good chuckle out of the audience.
God, I really don't know what I'm getting into.
I have to write a short bio to pass on so they can introduce me. So far I have,
"Katie [Last name] is currently an undergraduate student at [my university name], majoring in Creative Writing."
It's supposed to be about fifty words. =/ In the professor's example he gave of his own bio, he had notable achievements--nominations and recent publications--but I don't have any of those yet. I have no idea what to write. Any suggestions?