Sunday, April 23, 2017

I's

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).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Word Count Wednesday

What am i working on?
I'm currently trying to finish  up the assignment that's due next class! I haven't had any time to write anything this week so far but i'm hoping to get something done on my days off.

Word Count: 0 :(

How do i feel about the process?
I haven't had time to get anything done so it's a bit frustrating. I haven't been able to get any of my ideas down yet, I hope I don't forget.

What am I reading?
On writing by Stephen King, it's addicting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Word Count Wednesday #2

Word Count Wednesday #2

What am I working on?
I'm still working on my short story but I'm almost done! I also started working on the children's book experiment. I have the main idea narrowed down but I'm having trouble with the dialogue.

Word count?
I'm not sure, I like to do most of my writing by hand so I haven't really had the time to type it all out.

How do I feel about the process?
I feel very productive! I've managed to get a lot of writing done in a short amount of time. The majority of it definitely needs to be revised but it's better than nothing! I tend to get distracted fairly easily so trying to keep focus on one story has been challenging to say the least.

What am I reading now?
I recently started reading A spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. It's different than most of the novels I've read but I'm loving it so far!

That's all for today, thank you!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Word-Count Wednesdays!

Word Count goal: 1500

What am I working on?
I've been working on a short story for a while but I keep editing so who knows when it'll be done, hopefully soon!

How do I feel about this process?
Anxious? I'm ready to write but my brain's like "nope not today". So until my brain decides to cooperate I got nothing.

What am I reading now?
I'm rereading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hoosseini. I absolutely love this book!!

The Wonder Years

This experiment has taken me a while to complete, but I finally did it! It was just one of those things where I would write a word or two and then my mind would go blank. After stepping away from it for a little bit I have managed to come up with something somewhat decent (at least for me). Please feel free to leave any comments or critiques! Thank You!!!

The Wonder Years
With your great big eyes you gaze
at this world of blood and ice
no dream too big, no sky too high
only your ever-growing mind
Your days are long, no need to hide
from those leather faces that terrorize
 
Chorus:
Oh they gave you hope
 Then robbed your home
of memories you never feared
but now you look back at the wonder years
wishing they were here
 
With an open mind you glorify
the sacred ones who only lie
they fill your head with butterflies
and forget to tell you they'll always fly away
they're not here to stay
but in time you'll learn to cry
your face, oh no it won't stay dry
and your fears aren't gone
they'll make you strong
 
Chorus:
Oh they gave you hope
 Then robbed your home
of memories you never feared
but now you look back at the wonder years
wishing they were here
 
Yes they told you you were perfect
that you shouldn't even change a thing
but this world is unforgiving
how cold can it really be
the days are short but the hours are long
the rest of the world, they stopped singing along
they don't have the fight to be where you belong
so stop the routine, and be who you were taught to be
turn those lies into reality.
 
 
 




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Who am I??

Hello everyone! My name is Alondra!  I've written and rewritten this more times than I can count so here it goes...
Well first of all I am extremely excited to be a part of this creative writing class! Writing is such a powerful an influential way of expressing oneself. The one  thing I love the most about writing is that you can escape into a different world, you can forget about the world for a few hours and become a part of a different universe. A story can have the power to change the world, hopefully in a positive way. So one of my goals is to influence/change the world, you know nothing too big or anything! Another goal of mine is to be able to write a script or story for film. Film and writing can both have similar effects, they both allow the viewer or reader to escape into an alternate world or situation. The main difference is that writing allows the reader to visualize the story for themselves, whereas in a movie the story is told in a specific point of view.
This was just a very tiny piece of my brain in expressed in word form. I'll do my best to keep  up with this blog, I've never done anything like this so it will be a challenge, but I'll try! I hope you're not half asleep by now, if you are it's okay, it won't hurt my feelings (well maybe just a little, but I'll get over it)!
p.s, please ignore the overuse of exclamation marks!! (I can't help it!!!)