Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Well. What a change in weather we've had lately. It went from a late winter to an early summer in the space of about a week. Where was spring in all that? It just didn't come. At first I thought this was a bit of a windfall. I experience hay fever from time to time and the constant barrage of sneezes/ face explosions can get really annoying. In fact the ony thing that irritates my sinuses more than Spring is cats. (incidentally, I had a pillow fight at a friend's place last week and it just so happened his cats had been on the pillows. Oh the Joy! And the Hives!) But I think I will try not to let it get me down. I'll just dose up on Claritin or something.
(By the way. This could be very boring. It's a general update. I feel a bit guilty for not blogging for ages.)
Ok. So I've been reading a lot. mostly for uni. At the moment, I'm reading the novelization of The Graduate. It came before the movie though, so is that technically a novelization??? Probably not. Anyway, its much better to watch Dustin Hoffman I think. He's a talented talented man.
I suppose you want to read about my writing?
I'm working on my final creative writing assigment for class. Its about a runaway girl from the suburbs who takes off with some guy coz she thinks anything is better than home, but along the way she acutally realises what a good friend he is. But then he dies so the realisation is neither here nor there. But I might have to change it anyway because the conditions of the task ask me to have a crisis as the cause of the realisation.
I guess I can do that.
And then, I think it's about a month til I start draft four of the Compound. Anyone else as excited as I am? I've never managed to take this much of a gap from my work before. I bet when I read it, I hate it so much I cry.
Oh I am so looking forward to that.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
But I’m just not that creative today. In fact, I actually feel a little apathetic. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been on a high through all this beautiful weather we have been having, or if it is because of all the junk food I have been consuming, or if it’s because although this week was technically a study break, I actually did no work. Ah, well I suppose the motive doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that I am looking at what comes next. The summer holidays are almost here and I am looking forward to diving into draft four with a brand new perspective to the project. I’m also really enthused about the idea of going agent hunting. At the moment I am actually thinking Zeitgeist media group, because they agent Craig Silvey and I have heard of him….I don’t know what my ultimate choice will be though.
Presently I am reading Rhubarb by Craig Silvey and listening to My Chemical Romance, because obviously, I am a big emo. Not.