I am writing a paper. Well, two papers but the other doesn’t know it is being written right now so we shall give it a surprise later on – we’ll surprise it into existence! Muahaha. Though I’m not certain why I’m using the royal “we” since I’m the only one who’ll be working on it. -_-
I tend to go a bit crazy during these difficult times when I have to use my head to do much more than cross the road. I have been reading about my research topic for a while now. I have been in the minds of these eminent scholars who are all much more intelligent than me (I wouldn’t be reading their works otherwise, hur) so I sort of have a handle on what my paper is going to do and what it wants to do and well, the words are there in my head. They are just crammed together and there are thesauruses involved and some dictionaries because sometimes I think I know a word but I don’t! Plus it’s academic writing so I need to be careful of the tone and it’s just so darned painful.
Why am I doing grad school when I dislike writing papers this much? We will not mention the T-word. That will appear in August. Anyway, so there has been a lot of:
These are ALL representative of my state of mind during this period. So I will be around sporadically and if you follow me on Twitter, you will see abrupt flashes of activity from me before I simply disappear and an ominous silence appears. I am a bit melodramatic, okay a lot. But I will persist and emerge the true victor of this particular hunger games. There may or may not be some crazy posts in store for you, dear Reader, but you enjoy it, admit it! My mind is a murky place with swashbuckling pirates and Legolas (because he has to live somewhere) and Richard Armitage( because it’s my head and I choose who lives there). But as I was saying, I will persevere and emerge victorious from these gloomy times of severe mental and physical distress.