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Absent Until April

Things are getting down to the wire with classes and my senior project, so I'll be turtling into my anti-social shell until after my thesis defenses. I have two. One for my major, and one for my Honors qualification.

The performance of my project goes up on April 5th, and the defense will be sometime after that. Err, I should probably schedule that. Soon. Unfortunately, my schedule is full of things like that that I should have done yesterday. Until I do all of them and get this thing over with, no more blogging for me! 

I might still publish the odd review on Examiner just to keep my active status -- and I have a big backlog of reviews to get to, anyway -- but more likely I'll hold all that off until April.

Also, I am still beta-reading for two people right now, but I will not have your stuff back to you until mid-April at the earliest. I'm really sorry about that. I'll still be checking email, so you can send me questions related to your MS and I will respond. However, I won't be able to get you the actual documents until later.

In the meantime, you college students can still submit to Outrageous Fortune literary magazine, which I intern for. :) Send me more plays and art!

When I do eventually return, I want to redesign this blog. I'll also be able to tell you a bit more about my senior project after it's done (when I'm not teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown).

Then on to my senior recital, graduation, and the world beyond.

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