You’d think that between this blog and my college classwork, I’d have this writing thing nailed.
You would be wrong.
My writing style in the blog is very ADD, very what’s happening right this minute, and constantly being filtered in my head as to what should I/shouldn’t I post. Then I have to write papers for each class, and each class has a different writing format requirement. I suppose this would be a good time to mention my overall lack of attention. Even as I write this entry, I have a draft of my english paper open (and I keep flipping back and forth as the ideas occur), and am debating on opening The Gimp so I can edit some of the pictures I’ve taken recently into mastheads. And tapping my toe impatiently waiting for WordPress 2.5 (supposedly due on March 10, 2008). And? We’re going over the exam I just took the other day. (Yes, I’m blogging in class. Bad, bad Emily.)
Outlines, notes, research. All very stellar things that I should get in the habit of doing for this blog, none of which I actually do. I read about other bloggers who research their topics, plan articles, and guilt ensues. And The Whine comes out. Don’t I write enough already? Do Those People really want to read about the disgusting end to your first date? Why did you start THAT topic??!!?? How many drafts, exactly, are you going to leave sitting in the queue waiting for your kiss of attention??!!??
Focus, focus. Wherefore art thou, focus?