*peeks around curtain* Anyone still here?
Yes? Maybe? Okay, then.
*peeks around curtain* Anyone still here?
Yes? Maybe? Okay, then.
Because public acknowledgement of faults is something I demand of my Congressional representatives, I’m going to demand it of myself.
1. In ‘5 Struggles of Writing’: several glaring spelling and mechanics mistakes have been fixed; some language has been tightened for precision.
2. In ‘Inside A Brainstorming Process’: several instances of inconsistent capitalization have been fixed; several comments have been amended for precision.
Here’s a list of posts that Yours Unduly is likely to do in the upcoming week(s?). While I’m not popular or WordPress-savvy enough to do a poll, all thoughts and preferences for certain topics over others are welcomed. In fact, I encourage them. Talk to me. Someone. Please. Talk. To. ME. ALL ABOUT ME ALWAYS.
Ahem. Excuse me. Tickle in my throat.
Here are les topics:
1. Part 2 of Struggles of Writing: The Writing Process
Continuing where the first post about Struggles of Writing left off, this will discuss the challenges a writer overcomes to actually do the writing thing that writers are supposed to do.
Why bother? The legendary ‘Writer’s Block’: a struggle oft felt, oft discussed, and hard to remedy. After scouring the Internet for strategies to combat Writer’s Block, I’ve found most pieces of advice well-meaning but useless. Why? Many give tips focusing on what’s going on inside your story. However, my problem lies in getting to that butt-to-chair, fingers-to-keys position. I have no delusions about my size in the grand scheme of all life present on Earth at this very second, so surely someone else out there (maybe even you, Dear Reader) shares the same problems as Yours Unduly.
Also I can go on all day about how hard it is to write instead of, you know, actually writing.
2. Inside the Brainstorming Process
In this piece, I would pluck an idea out of the heavens, write out a plan stream of consciousness-style (read: no self-editing. Gulp.) and then go back and add reflections about my general process.
Why bother? As much as I make fun of myself, I do dare say that I have a knack for brainstorming. (It’s the turning-ideas-into-stories part that eludes me.) And some of you noobish writers may struggle with that, especially those of you plagued by fears of unoriginality.
3. [#] Pet Peeves
To get off the topic of writing entirely, I would throw my opinions of society out into the digital abyss. However, since my moral philosophy orbits around the idea of don’t-be-a-dick, the way I phrase my peeves may surprise you. Or not. No guarantees in this life.
Why bother? I don’t want to be the awkward uncle giving out unmerited and unwanted advice about writing all the time. Also this blog was built under the presumption that my thoughts matter, and matter enough that the public ought to hear them. So stick that in your juice box and suck it.
(Unless you don’t like juice. That’s cool, too. No worries, man.)
4. Reflections on my Choice of College
This may take more careful thought (read: more time) to produce than other posts. I know what I think of Georgetown, but language is a wibbly-wobbly ball that can get stretched, twisted, and turned inside out. I want to present my views in full accuracy, which requires balancing between self-censorship and unnecessary antagonization.
Why bother? Because every year thousands and thousands of high school seniors get saddled with their first real adult-ish decision that will direct the course of their life. The vast majority of us choose a college based on where we want to end up in our lives. So no pressure for that decision or anything.
As someone who dismissed certain things in her decision-making process that actually became important when she arrived on campus, I want to share some wisdom to all you high schoolers currently making or anticipating those decisions. And for once, that wisdom comes from real-life experience.
Those are all my plans at the moment. Again, if there’s something you want me to write about first, feel free to leave a comment. If you don’t care, that’s cool too. We’ll do our own respective things, yo.
– Yours Unduly
So I have been quiet for the past few days. Sorry about that, but I promise a post is coming soon. Likely tomorrow. Do not hold that promise to me in court; I have a midterm on Thursday already.
Said future post shall concern the struggles of writing, my reflections of them, and how I (try to) overcome them. Expect lots of introspection and unmerited (but well-meaning) advice-giving. It’ll be swell.
And the Friday Favorites series shall continue in its second installment. Also, this blog is now about six days old.
Thanks for reading, see you soon!
My first blog post ever. It is very exciting.
So hello world, I have created a blog. I will write things on this blog. What sort of things? Many things, generally in the category of “whatever-the-heck-I-want.”
Here’s a list of what to expect:
1. Yours Unduly will derp around the blogosphere.
This is my first real blog ever and I have no idea what I’m doing. Really. I promise this will get better as time goes on, but in the meantime, prepare to cringe immensely at my failing and flailing. Sorry ahead of time.
2. Yours Unduly will post things to this blog.
Hopefully, given that that is the point of a blog. This clause is more for myself, because now that I have made this promise to the world, I have to uphold it.
3. Yours Unduly will post an immense variety of things to this blog.
These things will likely include being a college student, being a writer, being a woman, and other random thoughts and ideas that I have. They will not follow a pattern (or at least not intentionally).
4. Yours Unduly will not post diary entries to this blog.
Dear Diary: Today I ate 2 bowls of Wheat Chex and rewatched West Wing instead of writing or doing my IR homework. My long-term relationship with coffee remains strong and stable. However, it’s Qdoba Tuesday so…shh.
Repeat that 365 times and you have my life. Good, now we’ve got that squared away.
5. Yours Unduly will try her best not to be cruel.
Because I can certainly guarantee that I will be offensive to someone out there, but it will not be out of intentional cruelty.
5. Yours Unduly will try not to swear.
As hard as this will be, I will try my darndest.
Alright, ladies and gents: hold onto your suspenders, because here we go!
*putters away on a cardboard box with square wheels*