Hi guys! Checking in once again. How is everyone? I would like everyone to know that I have been pounding away at the keyboard writing my arse off. But sadly, it hasn’t been on my book. I have been required to write an article every week for my English Comp. class in addition to an essay each month. I am currently working on my last one. It’s a literary analysis essay and I have never read more short stories in my life than I am now. I also have a 15 page dissertation due in less than a month for my psychology class and the the topic is serial killers. Ooooo, I’m looking forward to this one.
Although this hasn’t been preferred writing material, I have learned a lot in the past few months. Not saying my writing is any better, but my mind is. There is something to be said for ignorance though. When I don’t know the rules, I tend to be more carefree and uninhibited. Once I know the rules, I get somewhat paralyzed and tend to over analyze everything, question everything and think for everyone else. And the worst thing of all is, once you know something, you can’t not know. But I am writing, writing, writing.
My semester ends in the middle of December and I will have an entire month off before the next semester begins, so hopefully I will be more available here. I miss this terribly. I stop by your blogs and read what’s going on and it’s great to see that mostly everyone is still up and running.
Reading is something I have been doing a lot of lately too. I am reading a few books that I had missed in high school. I was busy doing other things so I’m playing catch up now. I have never read To Kill A Mockingbird so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I know it may disappoint and shock a few of you (okay, most of you) to know that I have never read this fine piece of literature, but I’m doing it now, so please stop throwing tomatoes at me. Next on the list is George Orwell’s 1984.
If anyone has short story suggestions for me to do my literary essay on, I would love to hear from you. If not, I’d love to hear from you anyway.
In my free time, I am going to the courthouse to sit in on murder cases going on in the neighborhood. It’s not only good to do since I will be a lawyer’s right hand woman in the near future, but it has given me some great character ideas and story lines that I promise to share with you eventually. By the way, just in case you guys didn’t know, justice is so unjust sometimes and logic is not logical. Go figure.