1) I can't believe how many smokers there are in this town. Wake up people!
2) I have been thinking a lot about the workshop packets that I will soon be receiving. I'm pretty nervous about critiquing other students' work. The pieces are 15-20 page excerpts. How much of a story can you really gather from that? I am definitely the type of reader that takes in a whole book. Some books start slow and some start fast, but is that really an indication of the overall strength of the novel? I guess I will figure it out as I begin reading.
3) I saw Santa at the mall today. He was a good one, and it made me smile.