Drowning in a Bottle of LIFE, more like.

I should be doing an essay this very second. Am I though?

What I am doing, however, is pushing through the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel, Drown in a Bottle of Keys. I am that determined to pretend my essay will write itself. I have to say, with a little encouragement/writer’s block demolishing from Mitch, I have finally finished a chapter I did not know how to move forward.

I want to skip a whole chunk of integral plot progression/later twist hint/character development and straight to the parts that super duper make me excited (yes, there is drama-llama-blood-and-bombs involved, sssh). But I know I can make this awesome. Just, y’know, gotta write all of it, not just the key scenes.

University classes have resumed, hurrah! This means I’ll have research and lessons to share with you again. We’ll be writing dossiers soon, which I can’t wait for as we can write the dossier on absolutely anything in the whole wide world. A dossier, by the way, is a set of documents, esp. a collection of information about a person, event or subject. I’ve chosen to do mine on the conventions of the Steampunk genre in other literary works and how it relates to my own novel, Froxen Blue, and if my novel is ‘Steampunk enough’ or if this need for definition is unnecessary. I genuinely can’t wait. I’m stocking up research books already.

This essay on the other hand…

I don’t know what’s wrong. I’m simply not motivated. It’s not even a horrible essay and I’ve chosen the script – a film I thoroughly enjoy. Essay: ‘an analysis on the structure of Battlestar Galactica miniseries in light of relevant theories.’

I asked my cousin, “Mitch, what’s wrong with this essay?” She and her boyfriend both looked up and unanimously answered, “It’s an essay.” Very cute, aren’t they? But alas. This does not solve the problem of it not getting done.

Hmm… I know, instead of thinking of it as an ‘essay’, I’ll think of it as a ‘personal investigation’ that I want to share with people. Yeah, I think that might help! This is a personal endeavour. I’m so interested in Battlestar Galactica that I want to read through and deconstruct the script in light of what other screenwriters perceive to be a ‘structure that works’.

Paradigm. That word is following me around lately.

There is one new creation I would like to share; on the note of sharing. I’m currently in a video editing contest and I kindamaybelike my entry. The creation process was enjoyable and the outcome, like all my videos, could be improved but I’m intensely satisfied. If you’re interested, please do take a gander! The l’Cie Sanctuary.

Project Progress

Increasing the Weeks, Chapter 6……………………………..geeeh…
Froxen Blue audio book, Chapter 2…………………………..complete.
‘I am 16 going on 17’ reimagining…………………………….95% complete.
Scars in the System (a novel) writing bible…………………currently nothing but a mother-huge contents.
Final Fantasy Still episode III season 2………………………will be out soon.
Drown in a Bottle of Keys (a novel)……………………………Part I almost complete.
Beyond the Sky Steam (a novel)……………………………….Structure complete.
That essay……………………………………………………………to be continued…

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