Friday, August 27, 2010

The First Leg of the Trip

So, I have made it through the first packet of the semester, which consisted of a substantial amount of creative writing and an outline for this critical paper. The outline came to me pretty easily, but I worry that I won't be able to find the information that I think I will find when I finally start writing this thing (which I haven't started yet). The main reason why I can't start on the critical paper is that my mentor and I keep adding books to the primary source list. This is what I have so far:

Bastard out of Carolina - D. Allison
The Liar's Club - M. Karr
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure - D. Allison
A Turn in the South - V. Naipaul
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood - J. Ray
Praying for Sheetrock - M. Greene
Trash - D. Allison
Skin: Talking about Sex, Class & Literature - D. Allison
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - J. Agee

I had everything under control until we added the last three books in the last three weeks. Now I feel like I am enveloped in other people's words and am having a hard time hearing my own voice - which is kind of a nice break, I suppose.

Now, it is time to put fingers to keyboard and type more than just blog posts, Facebook updates, and work-related copy. I'll update soon.