I have had so much encouragement from you, my dears, and it has been very uplifting. Right now, however, I am once again swamped with assignments and annoyed that my room as turned into a study-cave in which I am the lording bat. Being a bat, great hearing distracts me constantly with squeaks, creaks and squeals produced inconsiderately by the stairs, the doors and my sister. I am also drinking plenty of water.
Mignon McLaughlin in The Second Neurotic's Notebook (1966) said: "There's only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that's a writer sitting down to write", and well, what can be added? This is so ridiculously true! I am using it as sustenance, hydration, avoidance, denial and entertainment all in one. I just NEED it for study, and writing etcetera etcetera. I feel like a drunkard. But it's water, so as long as I don't start to rinse the sodium from my brain, I'm safe. (I'm not drinking half as much as I would need to start rinsing sodium out of my brain! Rest assured.)
I'm dissapointed to have to inform you I haven't read since Sunday morning because every single moment of my life has been studying and then stealing fifteen minutes to blog. I feel like I have to blog. It's just not an option not to. But I'm missing having the time to read. If I sit and read, I immediately feel like I should be studying instead, and who can concentrate on a tangled plot line if they are battling a nagging guilt? I really can't. And what's more, I have a cute and totally like-minded friend who wants me to read their book. To do so I will have to do two things:
- Finish The Woman in White
- And wrestle with Jeffnaboots to the death over it (she has it, but isn't reading it!)
On the bright side, I'm reading plenty of poetry as I search for sustainence for my new assignment, so hopefully there will be some fuel there for sharing.
Oh, by the way, I have come up with a concept for the process drama I am trying to create. I was thinking of using the concept of the Lost Boys from Peter Pan. So hopefully that's sorted.
How is your reading life? Is anything new or exciting? How about you share a quote or a chapter number?