Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Run For the Hills - INTRO BEGINS

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I want to run away at the moment. Terrible bouts of side tracking and procrastination - which are not worth it, as my head does a number on me if I am not at my desk.  I have to make a decision as whether to tackle each chapter by book and discuss the characters' archetypes within, or each chapter by archetype and identify the books/characters within each. I have gone passed the date that I can contact my diss lecturer and I need to make this decision soon. Which will carry the best arguments, I wonder?  Which can I sustain better? One will be comparatively boring and may give me less marks, the other will be a headache and a bit of a gamble - which will pay off IF I can sustain the argument.  Godsdammit!!

I have been...well, not doing a lot at all, but not through procrastination.  I hadn't realised how wound up I was about it all. The angle of the diss was really getting to me.  Think I am going to play it safe and do one chapter per book, because the other option is only possible if I was concentrating purely on archetypes, then the latter would have been perfect.  Alas, I don't think I can structure an argument from that angle, unless I had a big chunk of time and guidance to do it.  The problem is about word count i.e. never enough.  Let me tell you, if you have plenty to say, 8,000-10,000 words is nothing, even if you pare back the good stuff and economically cherry pick. I could do it if it was the dissertation for the MA (15,000 words), but I think I would be cross eyed and gaga by the time I finished.

Hubby, Prodigal 2 and Nay (P2's g'friend) are going out to CrapDonald's - I am going to use my time solo to thrash out the problem on Dictaphone. Sometimes writing alone doesn't sort out a muddle and I want time to get this straight.

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Tags: angela carter, ba english yr 3, grindstone files - year 3, major dissertation

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