Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Not a story, or a poem, just words.
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Our eyes roll out of their place and into the dark river. Synthetic stones take their place. Our eyes, now his property, sink to the bottom, bouncing off each other, and separating from their twin. Isolated and unaware, they settle to the bottom. The river remains unchanged, reflecting the light above it, accepting his residents with open arms. Our minds, still chained to our eyes, continue to wander, seeing what we've always seen. Nothing.

Word Count Wednesday

Here's a very late Word Count Wednesday! Sorry!

What am I working on?
I am continuing the narrative I turned in to professor Bradford. I'm also making some much needed changes.

How do I feel about the process?
There are a lot of moving parts to the story so I'm trying to write it in a way that isn't too confusing for the reader. It makes sense in my head but I'm not sure if what I'm thinking is translating through my words.

Word count: 3500

What am I reading?
Not much. I'm working on a couple of research projects, they have occupied much of my free time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Word Count Wednesday

What am I working on?
I am currently working on the narrative assignment for this class. I've been having trouble getting started, this is always the most difficult part of the writing process for me. It's not because I am not motivated to write, it's because the subject of the narrative is very important to me and I want to make sure I do it justice.  (it has an underlying message of trying to heal the environment from the damage we've caused- this is very important to me!) The story itself is not about the environment but it will definitely play an important role. I'm also trying to avoid the stereotypical apocalyptic world setting.

How do I feel about the process?
It's not moving along as smoothly as I would like it to go, I feel like I'm typing in slow motion.

Word Count?
237, not nearly done.

What am I reading?
Slam

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Word Count Wednesday!

What am I working on?
I am trying to work on the experiments for this class! I've done a couple of them I just haven't posted them, I have made it my goal to post it by this weekend. Thinking about real people actually reading it makes me nervous, but I will do it. I am also working on some songs, I'm not a songwriter by any means but I love music so I thought I'd give it a try!

How do I feel about the process?
I don't really know how I feel about it, I feel like I'm in a weird place with my writing. Sometimes I feel good about my work, and other days I feel like everything is horrible and needs to be erased from existence. At the moment I feel pretty good about it so I'll keep writing!

What am I reading?
I am currently reading multiple chapters from my Oceanography and Geography textbooks. Loads of fun.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Word Count Wednesday!

What am I working on?
Earlier this week I started working on a story and I have about ten pages done! I wrote it on a whim so after I read it I noticed it needed a lot of polishing. I like where the story is going so I plan on working on it during spring break.
Word Count: 2856
How do I feel about the process:
I feel excited! I'm excited about the things I'm working on and the fact that I'll have some time to work on them over spring break! I'll try to post some of the things I'm working on during the week. It'll be good for someone other than myself to read them.
What am I reading?
I'm still working on Moth Smoke, I'm really enjoying it!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Word Count Wednesday

What am I working on?
Unfortunately nothing, my mind has been preoccupied on midterms for other classes. I'm hoping to get back into things once I've finished studying.

Word Count: A shameful 150

How do I feel about the process?
I have a lot of ideas brewing I just haven't had time to write them out. I feel like once I write them out I'll feel a lot better about my process.

What am I reading?
My friend just gave me a book called Moth Smoke. I haven't started reading it yet but it's first up on my reading list!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Word Count Wednesday

What am I working on?
I am in the midst of working on a story for my little brother. It's probably going to be a picture book, with pictures drawn by a good friend of mine. I'm really excited for him to see it! It isn't something I plan on sharing with anyone else so that relieves some of the pressure when writing it.

Word Count: 237 (for the children's book) & 1,200 for another project I'm working on

How do I feel about the process?
I feel like I'm getting lost in my writing, I'm still struggling to figure out who I am as a writer. This is definitely affecting my ability to write, I find myself questioning every line I type. On a positive note, the stories I'm writing right now are going surprisingly well. I've been able to write something everyday despite my lack of time.

What am I reading?
Five chapters from my geography book (surprisingly interesting).