Archive for May, 2009

Ahh, success

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2009 by Patrick

Look at that!  I came in two days before the deadline (the extended deadline, granted, but still).  For me that’s pretty good.


Star Trek

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 by Patrick

I just went to see Star Trek, in an effort to get an idea for this article I have due soon.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get an idea, but halfway through the movie I found myself muttering:  “Wait.  There are canyons in Iowa?”

Ah, well, I was entertained.

End of Semester

Posted in Writing on May 14, 2009 by Patrick

The thrill of the end of the semester lasts until the second day off, I’ve learned.  At that point, I look at my unfinished novel, call myself names for being so derivative and dull, and start waiting for the next semester to start.  But it ends happily — I sit down finally and write a bit.  You can never predict how well a day’s writing will go by how you feel in the morning, especially before lunch.

I’m about fifty pages or so from finishing this draft, then I can start work on my next work of nonfiction.  I don’t know why I’m writing a novel, actually.  I’m pretty bad at fiction, and I doubt it’ll ever see print.  I would like to say it’s just for the fun of it, but it’s not that much fun.  So I have no idea.