To show the colleges that my focus is writing and I'm totally dedicated to it, my parents are having me make a little book of my best work, complete with a list of awards or places I've been published. What's more, for the book they want the pieces that have teacher comments on them to display the comments. That means spending the last thirty-six hours standing at the copier, arranging my old homework assignments, trying to keep them from getting crooked, trying to make light pencil comments show up, etc. I tell you, it's a little maddening. But finally, all of the pieces have been xeroxed and now I just have to bind them together. It might be sort of cool; I think I'll keep a copy for myself when we send it off to all the colleges.