Thursday, April 03, 2008

More irony

I signed up for a creative writing class at the University of Chicago. It started Monday night. But since then I haven't been able to write much.

Back soon.
I am listening to: I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic at the Disco
I am reading: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
And I am: Empty-Hed'd


Posolxstvo said...

"haven't been able"

Why? Too many distractions? Too much pressure? Not feeling inspired?

I don't ever have writer's block for more than 15 minutes. I just am always getting distracted. Such a pain!

Hedy said...

Lotsa distractions lately, yes. But I also think there's this intimidation factor - when you get back to studying the really great writers, you realize ... well I don't know what you realize, but it's somewhat daunting.

molly gras said...

So much pretense -- you gotta get through the ego-inflated, been-put-on-a-literary-pedestal, "it's ALL about me" aspect of literary icons and the academics who worship them.

A new spin on an old adage: they have to eat and shit just like the rest of us (the only difference may be that they get to choose posher edibles and/or defecating locations)

Posolxstvo said...

H -- Don't strive to be a great writer. Strive to be a writer.

If you are trying to be great, we'll be able to tell. And we won't think you're great.

If you're trying to write something, you just might do something great by accident.

Just like all the greats did.