Dillard - el first chaptah
Here are just some of the impressions that I jotted down while reading the first chapter of Dillard.
Page 6 - As I start to go back and edit my story, it’s the hardest thing to delete any part of my story. To me, everything makes complete sense. Just as Dillard says, everything has its own virtues and rhythms that seem to just stick for me. She is so right…but I’d rather not be the cabdriver. The comments from the workshop are really helpful in distancing myself from that possibility.
Page 14 – Writing takes a while…who knew? A book takes years to write? How bout an essay? How long do those take? I’m thinking of the college essay process right now…just..sure, they don’t take as long as a book, but they force us to stop and think. What do we want to write about? What is important to us? These truths and ideas that we may never have even paid so much attention to are now brought to the forefront of our mind by necessity. Are we the same person after writing a college essay? Perhaps. Are we aware of something more fully now that we’re done? Hopefully.
Page 15 - “the poet is working”!!!!!! This is just like my previous blog post. It’s amazing how much work actually gets done when you’re away from the computer screen. When you stop and just do something else it’s amazing that you’re still working.
Page 19 – I starting to think that my story is too cinematic..there’s no real message in my story. I just really wanted to write from the POV of something that wasn’t a person. The way my story is right now, there is nothing deep about it. Nothing very literary. I’ll just have to go back and develop relationships and rework everything.