I am working on my story The Strand. Since doing that POV exercise, based on the story, I have decided to re-work the entire story in 3rd person omniscient. This is partially a technical exercise and partially a result a feedback I got from my E355 class and teacher.
I am also reading the recommended Mrs. Dalloway, a beautifully rendered 3rd person omniscient work. The things Virginia Wolff can do with language. Reminds me of Michael Cunningham's The Hours, which I adore, and, of all things, Sylvia Plath - connection = mental illness (specifically depression in very talented writers).
Also, I am thinking about minimalism, still. A result of the Amy Hempel workshop at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. I love when writer teachers advise you to try everything and say that you are young. I feel that youth, which I obviously have in bounds, is such a lucky thing when it comes to education because if affords some much room for experimentation. I'll be honest, after the Hempel workshop I had a crisis of faith in writing, as I am not a minimalist, but also had a try at a Mary Robison Why Did I Ever style work, technically still in progress. Oh, minimalism, and, so, of course, Gordon Lish.
I'll post a newly rendered version of The Strand when it's ready. I am also going to expand it, probably also in the third person omniscient. It's easier to cut than to add, as they always say. I think I am going to write for before the story more than after it, but perhaps I'll do both. I have to see...