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Working on the Floor

When I was in college (I went to Marianopolis, the school I now teach at!), I remember working on an essay -- I was sitting on the carpet in my bedroom, all my notes spread out around me. Occasionally, I still  use that method, especially when I am in the planning stages for a story or a book.

So yesterday, I took out all the notes I've got so far for my new book idea, and I didjust that. And you know what? It worked. Did I tell you I've been looking for a beginning for the book... some place to start? Well, while I was going through my notes, and taking more notes, I found my beginning! (It was right there, in one of my scribbles.)
So I have a few choices now. I could either start writing (I'd kind of like to, since I feel happiest when I am working on a story), or I could do some more pre-planning. Pre-planning is harder for me, but my insticts say I should do extra pre-planning this time, especially since this book is a big departure for me in terms of its content (it's going to have quite a lot to do with Catholicism, a religion I don't know a lot about). So in case you're wondering where I'll be today -- the answer is: on the multi-coloured rug in my little home office. Planning and thinking and scribbling and getting ready to jump into my next book. Exciting, no?

My wish for you today and for the upcoming long weekend (if you live in Canada) is that you have some project you are excited about, too! It's certainly the season for new beginnings!
I Did It! I Started!
Stop and Smell the Roses!
 

Comments

admin on Monday, 25 May 2009 08:26

Miss Polak, thanks for everything! Marianopolis was a good college to be at, but u made it wonderful! Thanks for telling me to write! Although it isn't likely that i'll take that career path, it has changed everything for me, and made me more aware of many things. And thanks for reading my stuff, although it wasn't the lightest subjects. I hope u kno how much it means to me to have someone who knows. I hope that we'll see each other again soon, and i can't wait to read ur new story.
i wish u every happiness.
ps: please say hello to ur mother for me , she's been an inspiration ever since i first heard her talk last semester. everytime i'm sinking in black thoughts, she comes bak to mind. she's been through so much, and has been brave enough to still live a happy life, and have a wonderful daughter. i'll try to do the same. a million thanks for everything!

Miss Polak, thanks for everything! Marianopolis was a good college to be at, but u made it wonderful! Thanks for telling me to write! Although it isn't likely that i'll take that career path, it has changed everything for me, and made me more aware of many things. And thanks for reading my stuff, although it wasn't the lightest subjects. I hope u kno how much it means to me to have someone who knows. I hope that we'll see each other again soon, and i can't wait to read ur new story. i wish u every happiness. ps: please say hello to ur mother for me , she's been an inspiration ever since i first heard her talk last semester. everytime i'm sinking in black thoughts, she comes bak to mind. she's been through so much, and has been brave enough to still live a happy life, and have a wonderful daughter. i'll try to do the same. a million thanks for everything!
admin on Monday, 25 May 2009 08:28

Hello dear Breta! You'd better write, that's all I can say. It doesn't have to be a career, but you need to do it, and you're good at it, and you've got stories to tell. I read my mum what you wrote in your comment and she was very moved. Hope our paths cross soon! Big hug from me

Hello dear Breta! You'd better write, that's all I can say. It doesn't have to be a career, but you need to do it, and you're good at it, and you've got stories to tell. I read my mum what you wrote in your comment and she was very moved. Hope our paths cross soon! Big hug from me
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