The Long Haul, Episode 2

If you missed Episode 1, click here. I’m not sure if this will actually take all night, but what the heck. Essentially, this is my predicament: I am determined to be done with school tomorrow. Note that I will be done completely, as in no more school ever. What I need to do to accomplish this is to finish Creative Writing. I currently have 3/4 of the current unit (Writing For Stage) and the entire Traditional Publishing unit to finish. I would like to add that this is considerably less stressful than the previous Long Haul, for two reasons: a) this is Creative Writing and not AP World History, and b) this deadline is self-imposed and not an actual deadline. Warning: humor might be completely absent, so I apologize for the potential boredom. To be honest this is mostly to keep me going…talking to yourself is a good way to stay awake.

9:18 pm

Working on a quiz. Script writing is a bit stressful for me because I never do it, and so have never had practice. I’ve always been kind of daunted by it (recall my Script Frenzy failure). Here’s hoping this will change things, since I’d really like to try it more. Okay, on the bright side, this is not so different from any other kind of fiction writing…the development, I mean. Characters are characters, right? …Oh wait, scratch that. I keep writing descriptive stuff. Hello, self, the character has to enter and be there before he can cross his arms and be moody.

10:08 pm

I wish I had a typewriter and a pipe. Somehow writing plays is more typewriterish and pipeish than writing novels. I have a quill pen and ink, and I would use them, but since this is an *cough* online school *cough* I think I’ll save myself the trouble, and be Dickensian another day. Also, how am I this tired already? It must be psychological. If I can just get past the tired stage…

10:50 pm

Okay, whatever else I’ve learned so far, I have discovered that I am not meant to be an actress. Ever. I would post the sound clip of me reading a part of the script so you could revel in its awfulness, but it’s too embarrassing even for that. Of course, this could be partly due to the fact that I’m trying to do guys’ voices.

11:36 pm

I’m intrigued by script writing. It’s hard for me because I’m used to novels and lots of description of thoughts and jazz, but this is actually kind of…freeing. What goes on in your head is your problem. In other news, my cat is fast asleep, but is apparently having a dream that he’s grooming himself. It’s kind of entertaining.

12:57 am

Can I just say that I am seriously surprised at how much I enjoyed that? I got so lost in writing it that I completely lost track of time. Not sure when the last time was that happened. Hey, look, I’ve entered the “my sentences make no sense anymore” stage of the all nighter. That means the not-tired stage is right around the corner! Ooo, remind me to do an all nighter map/stages/steps post thing.

1:31 am

Whew, done with my Writing For Stage unit…now onward to Traditional Publishing! *sigh* I’m so tired. I have no hyper energy like I did with the last Long Haul. I have no witty comments for you or coffee-related anecdotes. All I have is a completed seven page play, and I don’t think I’ll be posting that here.

2:22 am

Eish, I just hit a wall in my brain…I feel like I felt when I finished NaNo last year. I’m so close…and yet so far. *sigh* Why do I sense another 6 am-er coming on…at that point it will be pointless to even sleep, since I have to be up at 7. I did not just laugh hysterically, what are you talking about? I can’t type straight. My fingers keep going to the wrong keys.

3:12 am

Holy cow. I’m done with school.

3 thoughts on “The Long Haul, Episode 2”

  1. Talk about “toiling upwards in the night” – and into the day! Ten million congratulations! The holy cow has been slaughtered. Now you can get on with the rest of your life.

    Proud of you! But most of all, I love you.

    Pappie

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  2. I am tasting the beef!!! Tender, juicy fillet, the way you like it. My baby, can you believe it! You have done it.Incredible kid that you are. No need to say how proud I am of you, but I will say it anyhow. CONGRATULATIONS.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOW! It is done. YOU HAVE DONE IT!

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