Thursday, November 29, 2012

Laxative for Mental Constipation

I think where I get hung up with this paper on Updike is I try too hard to research and find sources and think about what I am trying to say and argue and I just need to start writing already.  I just need to focus on the text and my analysis of the text, and my interpretation based on linguistic theory on the effect of the present tense on the narrative structure.  I just need to write out my thoughts and my ideas and site my sources where I learned it but otherwise I don't need to read a lot of other essays on it since there is no source requirement.  I just need to take the more scientific, theoretical linguistic based stuff and apply it to my analysis of Rabbit, Run.

Same thing, albeit, to a lesser degree, since they are not at all literature classes, one is structural linguistics and the other sociolinguistics, which are interesting but not really my bag, baby.  

See, even after all these years I can throw in an Austin Power's reference.  

I didn't mean to write any of this in italics I just forgot to take the italics off until just now.

There.  Got out of that easily enough.  Just the push of a button.  If this were a typewriter I would be fucked.  I mean, you can't hand in a manuscript with white-out.  You'd have to go back and retype that shit.

Sometimes we take our technology for granted.

Seriously, this Amboy Dukes album is all I've been listening to the past few days.  It is very good for writing, just like Hendrix or Johnny Winter.

I am looking forward to not smelling like a burrito anymore.

January 11!


I feel like I am mentally constipated and really it's just stage fright.  I just need to relax and give it a good squeeze and get it out.

Once they start the words seldom stop.  Maybe another read-through will help.  And I'll read this book that finally came through Ohio Link.  And I'll write and put together my power point over the weekend.

No more constipation.  My brain is starting to get all cramped up and that's not good.  I just need to bust these papers out this week and the last next next week and I'll be done for the semester!!!!  Then it's all literature!  Booyah!  Chaucer and Shakespeare and Melville!  It's going to be a great semester!

Literature is like an a crack addiction.  I just can't stay away.  I think that's why this Updike paper is such a big deal (over my other two papers in my other two classes) because it is more along the lines of what I want to do, and I will definitely use linguistics to help me in my future literary studies.

I don't know why I ever thought I would find composition interesting enough.

Okay, here it goes.

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