No Going Back

No matter how many professors, seasoned authors, and other assorted writing sages tell me that published works are actually the product of a dozen agonizing rewrites, I never lose the hope that the first draft I toss onto the computer screen will be pure golden perfection. And then I’m very frustrated when it isn’t. (But, maybe, next time…) There are times when I look at a chapter, or an essay,…

October 22, 2010

Update from the Trenches

It’s now half-way through the semester at USC, and I’ve written four essays in varying states of readability for my thesis. ┬áThe process of writing, writing, writing without looking back is difficult for me – I’m the type of writer who can’t move forward until she’s fixed earlier mistakes. (I’ve signed up for┬áNational Novel Writing Month at least four times and haven’t finished once.) It’s important to keep reminding myself…

October 15, 2010

Can’t Blog – Thesis

I considered announcing a hiatus for this blog as I spend the next eight months crafting my master’s thesis in creative non-fiction. I haven’t been posting much lately, both from a lack of time and a lack of something to say. I admire people who can blog on a daily basis, but I don’t like to come to this blog and just throw out some random thought. This blog is…

October 1, 2010