Wonderful timing -- I spent so many hours over the past week correcting my French fairytale analysis! I agree with Emily saying that she knows what she wants but just can't get there... It took me a lot of time to have my essay sound right (removing paraphrases and deepening the analysis), and hopefully the end result isn't too bad. However, it was the first time I had to rewirte an essay in order to improve it -- normally, I see the grade, make a mental note about what to improve for the next time, and that's it. I suppose I got a taste of what writers go through when editors send back manuscripts with ideas for improving them
i think that knowing what you want but struggling to get there applies not only to writing but to everyday life.. kind of like me
i think i know what i want in life, in terms of school and career and family but it has turned out to be harder than it seems!!!
like my friend says (or got from a show I think): "life's hard--> get a helmet"
happy easter and happy purim!