“Remember when I said that [insert whatever was promised in previous post]? I lied!” – Terry Meena the Third
Did you get the reference? No? Dang… I might be getting old.
Well, I’ve got some good news and a bad one. I guess I should start with the bad one and get it out of the way. Sadly, I was not able to get into the research mode as I had hoped. So, I won’t be able to share much in this post, or any for that matter. That was whole reason for that silly start on this post, to ease the blow a little I guess. Did it work? Oh, well. I still have the book that my classmate, Jeanne, trusted me with (and I promise to keep it safe) for at least another week, so I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to go over it this week, especially now that I have quite the spare time, which I’ll get to in a minute. I also managed to find a couple of more interesting articles to go over. They’re relativly short, so it won’t be too much of a burden (hopefully).
Now onto the good news. I’ve finally completed Act 2 of the story. Man, it really feels great to be able to say that. It’s over! Well, at least for now. Until I began to dread my time limitations for the next act. A couple of things that I’ve “discovered” (re-discovered?) this past week, that I should mention, include my method of writing, or rather the strategy of how to approach it, and once again the implementation of themes. Let’s actually get into that first. I had been concerning myself over how to implement the themes that I wanted to… well, implement, into the story. As I finished Act 2, I realized that all my worries were naught. As in, I do not need to do anything specific to accomplish what I need, the themes basically implement themselves, as long as I’m conscious of them while writing. I just wish that everything else in life were that easy. Then again, perhaps that’d a bit too steal, right? You need a little bit of challange every once in a while. What am I saying? I love challanges.
Anyways, the other so-called “discovery” was in relation with relocating, the strategy to boost creativity. I’ve mentioned in my previous post that the approach, or the strategy, or whatever you wish to call it, was becoming less effective somehow. Again, I came to the realization that it’s not necessarily the relocation, it’s the campus. It’s too crowded. During the summer time, when we had that (awesome) Writer’s Retreat course, the campus was quite empty, and I could just find anywhere to sit and enjoy myself writing. Now, I need to find a space and it’s really difficult. The library is always full until around the evening. The Starbucks is also full. Even some of the chairs and desks randomly placed on faculty floors are often taken. That unfortunately causes me to lose inspration and the will. So, in the end, after waiting for someone to leave so I can take their spot, I could not bring myself to get into “the zone”. However, I manage to find a comfortable spot right away, I’m good to go. With my computer in front of me, and a cup a coffee to boost by the side… Let’s go! Or, at least that’s my theory for now. I could be totally wrong, and what I claimed last week, having assimilated into the whole thing, might turned out to be true after all. Let’s hope not.
Is that everything? You know I’m begining to feel as if I’m repeating myself. I really miss quotations and citations (oddly enough), so I’m hoping that I’ll get some research stuff done for the eventual Lit Review. The fingers… no, I refuse to say it!