What am I working on?
This week I tried to write some poetry. Some of it was almost mediocre. Most of it was pretty bad, but at least I tried! Poetry has never been my thing, but I've been trying to write some because I think it will help me work on my descriptive language. I also started to write a short story based on something that happened to me and my friend while we were in Paris. I've also been editing the first chapter of the book I've been working on.
Total word count this week: 819
How do I feel about the process?
I get really frustrated when I try to write poetry because I don't find it fun. I think that if I find a subject that I'm more passionate about the poem about will be easier to write. So maybe I just need to find the right subject and get over my hatred of poetry. I really liked writing the beginning of the short story, but I was finding it difficult to create voices for the characters, which is weird because it's me and my friend. I was thinking of writing out a conversation that we really did have before I write a fictional conversation, and maybe our voices will come out better.
Overall, I found the process this week kind of frustrating. I think it's always difficult to start writing a different type of project than you're used to, so maybe once I get into writing more poetry and short stories it will be a little easier.
What am I reading?
The Magicians by Lev Grossman