Saturday, January 24, 2009

Creative Writing

I have to turn in an at least 7 page short story, soon. The longest story I've been able to write has been only 5 1/2. And most of that was crap. I made a point of trying to drag the story out for the sake of making it longer. That was a big mistake and one I'd hoped I would not have to make again. Oh, well.

The funny thing is, when I'm expected to write, I don't want to. I feel as though the creativity has been ripped from me and replaced by a syllabus. But so it goes. Making an "A" is extremely important to me, so if I have to turn in a piece of shit, then so be it. In writing I prefer to be very, very direct. My inner narrator does not like to beat around the proverbial bush.

I retook the SAT today, mainly because I'm a masochist and partly because of vanity. It would be a blow to the ole ego if I actually did worse this time than the first time I took it, oh, what was it...10 years ago. I'm getting old. Guess that means my age is catching up to how I feel. I knew it was a matter of time (pun intended).

4 comments:

foxxy said...

good luck on the story, i'm sure you'll come up with something. you can take the sat again? now i want to take it again:-(

That Baldy Fella said...

Personally, I vary. Sometimes being forced to come up with something forces the brain into high gear. Other times it just stalls. Good luck with getting it finished...

Medusa said...

Yeah, you can take it, again. I think it cost $40 though.

Thanks for the good luck wishes. I stayed up until 2 am and finished the first version of it. I'll probably cut the 2nd half and completely redo it. I like the beginning, but it starts to wander a bit. And it gets a little too sentimental, which is very unlike me.

Rachel Tamed said...

You'll have to let us know how you did on the SAT - I'm coming up on 10 years (yikes) since mine as well. Although I have high hopes that college left me slightly more intelligent. I can hope.