So, this thing called the writing process is a bitch sometimes.
The final draft of my senior seminar paper is due tomorrow. Naturally, I am scrambling to finish it in time. What else? I mean, you all know how much of a procrastinating senior I am by now.
Well, really, I’m also incredibly overwhelmed by this mess of a paper. I was determined to be productive yesterday but I got maybe 100 words written and just couldn’t do it anymore. This draft is so messy and I didn’t even know
where to begin.
I was on the verge of panicking…
…until I remembered a little trick courtesy of my wonderful comp studies professor.
So, voilà. I give you my writing process…that I am in the process of right now…
Yes, that scissors absolutely destroyed my paper earlier today. As in, it cut it into pieces. And those are the pieces you’re looking at.
I never thought cutting up my paper would work for me. It seemed waaay too messy when my professor suggested it last semester.
But writing is messy. And my thoughts are messy. And yes, I’m graduating in 6 days and I’m so ready to be done with college, but I also want my senior seminar paper to be the best it can be. Through cutting up my paper, I’ve already realized that most of my paragraphs were waay too long (one of them was a page and a half) and I’ve been making good progress.
It’s really liberating to just tear this thing a part. Now I get to put it back together, only better than it was before. It’s like a puzzle.
And I best get back to that puzzle right about now!
**also, I’m behind on responding to comments and catching up on all of your blogs and such, but please know that I will get to them eventually. Between trying to spend as much time with my friends as possible making these last few memories of college and finishing up my school work, my usual attentiveness to the blogosphere has kind of gone down hill. The blogosphere will be here in a week. My college experience won’t.**