Monday, March 19, 2007

Um, yeah...

I'm on "spring break" this week, which means I have an excuse to a little lazier than normal. Which also means I'm going to deviate slightly from the usual posts and just chatter.

I thought about writing on Terry Eagleton's fantastic book, After Theory...but I'll do that another day. It was an interesting read, though, and much more interesting than a theory book has a right to be. (He makes several cutting remarks about the current US Administration, which is both entertaining and to the point). I think I'm going to order his book Literary Theory and hope it teaches me more than my goofy class.

I've been reading Ursula LeGuin's The Dispossessed, which will eventually become fodder for the 10-page conference paper presentation and the subsequent 15-25 final paper. I think I know what I'm going to be talking about too, so that's exciting--luckily the book easily accepts a Marxist interpretation. I'll talk more about that another day too.

I'm proud that I've managed to post fairly regularly. I've also noticed, like Donna, blogging helps my writing. It's getting easier to phrase things quickly, concisely, and interestingly (I hope). It's the practice of simply writing something everyday, I believe, that is helping me really tap into my abilities. So far, so good.


Donna B. said...

Hooray for writing every day! Most of the time it's a pain in the bum, but nothing makes writing seem more like something actually doable (and teaches you your natural style) like ... well, doing it.

the secret knitter said...

Keep up the good work. It may not always be easy, but plugging away at it day in and day out makes it less hard. If that makes any sense.