Thursday, 8 November 2012
For those of you who are wondering about the title, it's very like gone fishin' except it's a lot harder to eat words than haddock. Or easier if you're a vegetarian, which I am.
My course has kept me on a steady diet of words, mostly phrases like "I'm going to go out drinking all the time this year" or "creative writing should be easy right?" It's not. It's fun and challenging but because you set your own syllabus it's impossible to know if you're doing enough so you have to walk a knife edge between reading far too much and reading everything and the really scary part of this is that you have no idea which side you're leaning towards. Everything I planned to do this year is falling off a little.
I have a lot of reading to do and a lot of ground to break*. Which is why I'm giving myself the month of November to get some actual work done. It's galling to leave a gap in my update schedule and to push planned entries back until the new year but there you go. If I come out of this year with a good mark it'll be more than worth it.
See you in December.
*The three main texts I'm working on right now are House of Leaves (here's a tip: don't speed read it late at night), Slaughterhouse 5 and (get this) A Series of Unfortunate Events so I'm not complaing.