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Easter break is a-coming...

One day to go, one day to go. One. Day. To. Go. And I've got all my lessons planned already for tomorrow, three assessments (2 for Year 13, one Year 11), one video breakdown of the Millenium Goals (Ethics class), one student teacher lesson (Year 12 RE), one liturgy for the school (just before lunch). I can't wait, I will be able to think about writing all weekend. (apart from the usual run of Masses at Easter, one each day...)

In preparation I cleaned up my laptop this afternoon. A lot of net people can rest assured that all their nasty stuff I'd saved in little corners has now been deleted FOREVER! Hooray. Out of my life. I will no longer beat myself up over their little digs at one another. Or at me OMG! That was a time indeed. Have I learnt my lesson. Oh yes indeedy.

So, this Easter, I am going to WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE WRITE

I will be giving myself permission to think about my own characters, something I really can't do during term time *vbg*

Oh, and I read the latest John Grisham slowly, The Associate, savouring it each night at bedtime. And you know what? I've read all his books, and this one was, for me and what I like about his writing, disappointing. I finished it and felt let down, as if he got near the end and got bored and just finished the damn thing. It didn't reach me, Kyle (main character) didn't reach me, I wasn't moved. I'm really sad about that. I still glance through The Testament almost every day, just reading a random page. This one, I won't pick up again, I imagine. I feel like John G has lost his heart, somehow, for me. I want to sit him down and make him look deep inside himself, find his compassion and his passion. But maybe that's just me and my perception of his recent novels... clever stories but just not so much my cup of tea... still, I have a DIFFERENT favourite author to look forward to soon, huh ;-) And I guess I can always rely on myself - I can write what I want for my own needs *g*, she added in a self-satisfied kind of way

Happy Holy Thursday for tomorrow, team.

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moth2fic
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
Sorry the Grisham failed you, but you know what? I think the really popular authors get pressure from their publishers to bring out too many books and some are bound to be what my father referred to as 'potboilers' - written purely for the money/market/publisher. It doesn't make him any less of an author - you just have to choose your novels. I love re-reading favourite authors and trying to understand what makes their prose/plots so exciting to read. it's like sitting in on a private master-class in writing!

And then you can go away and write, write, write!!! Have a lovely Easter and enjoy your holiday!
natesmountain
Apr. 9th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess really I don't like John Grisham any the less because I still LOVE him in my head. There are all sorts of reasons why people write different kinds of books. And I'm sure sometimes demand for a kind of book might not be what the writer wants, I suspect, but they have to do the whole market-forces thing...

-I love re-reading favourite authors and trying to understand what makes their prose/plots so exciting to read. it's like sitting in on a private master-class in writing!
It all makes reading so different now, huh. I find myself thinking, why did they write it that way, that kind of thing.

-And then you can go away and write, write, write!!!
I had such an awful day, nothing is even working in my head, which is really annoying. Still, plenty more days to go...
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