December 6th, 2014

Hard Times V2 Assignment - Day 2

This meant to be at the planning stage, so it is indeed still messy. However, I am finding that I want to fill the gaps, whereas I need to find pithy quotes and build arguments out of that.  Every quote needs to mean something more profound and as a general rule, your response is meant to be far in excess of the original quote. I am also consciously aware that I have to not just write in the third person, guessing what the author wanted.  Keep to genre/character etc.

This is going to be a long weekend, but I need to get at least 2/3rds of it done, with a planner evidently in place.  We are not meant to submit traditional rough drafts anymore - the Mothership wants the lecturers to have the synopsis only, not a well-as-can-be-expected finished product.

17:25
I have nearly done a third of the essay, but I have been stuck rearranging the same 400 words - how can that be? Sometimes it is about compounding and meshing sentences, as I have been guilty of repeating myself. It is almost like my observations are singing together, except they are not harmonising; they are in tune but not in time with each other.  Deeply frustrating.  I want to get this emailed to HP on Monday morning, so she can see which track I am heading down.

21:23
My entire essay is only just over 900 words, which means I have only written 300 since yesterday - what is WRONG with me??? I really can't concentrate at the moment.  Other than LJ, I have largely stayed off of social media.  I haven't even broken the 1,000 word/33.3 percent barrier. Arrrggggghhhhh!  Back to work!!!!

22:40
Well, I got as far as 1,021 which is marginally better than a couple of hours back. I am not sure quite where I am going with this. Turned Classic FM back on, because I became too distractable and started to play games on my phone instead.