Monday, December 14, 2009

The FP: Day 1

Well day one was a barrel of excitement! -- My first story is tiny (if you don't look hard enough for it, you'll probably miss it...It's what we would all probably just call a "blurb".) But I am A-OK with that. -- It took me a lot longer to write than I thought it would, and I started to get really flustered in the process.

But it was my first day, right!?

Sitting at my little intern desk, there were no creative juices flowing, I was trying way too hard to make it good, that I couldn't even think straight. I was nervous as all hell!

Alas, I finished, and it will be in the paper tomorrow! (I hope...)

I got my "mugshot" taken today as well, with a little write up about me, and the John W. Dafoe internship. (That is going to be in the paper as well...Tomorrow?!)

It's really neat, and I am really excited to be there, but I would be lying if I said that I feel so very out of my element. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a learning process, and that I am not going to be awesome right off the bat. (Seriously, my story should not have taken as long as it did to write, and as I sit in my apartment now, I realize what I could have done to make it better...)

I have to get rid of these jitters; I have no idea why I am so nervous...

alas, tomorrow is another day.

Don't forget to buy the paper tomorrow (I don't think my story is going to be online...)


  1. I just read your story online and it was great! Good job on article #1! Just the beginning.

  2. Wow Shelley...fantastic picture!

  3. Shelley, that's so exciting! Don't be so nervous! You'll catch on really fast. Enjoy the experience! Happy holidays!