TMA 02 is looming. I have an extension until 11 January due to reasons of moving house and going on holiday but I’ve only just now picked up the BRB for the first time in about two weeks. I’ve caught up insofar as I’ve done all the reading. I haven’t done any of the activities though but I thought reading up on the coursework might motivate me to start on my TMA2 as the damn thing obviously won’t write itself (it won’t, will it?)
I had an inkling of an idea a few weeks ago but decided to trash that idea as I didn’t think it would fit into a short story as it was too convoluted. I kept scribbling down a few ideas about a character I had. I think I mentioned here that I wanted a character with a pink Vespa. Now, today I’ve sat down and gone through my notebook and headed up some pages at the back of it with headings such as CHARACTER, SETTING, POSSIBLE INCLUSIONS, CONFLICTS/OBSTACLES, FLASHBACKS, etc. and under these headings I’ve started jotting down notes and ideas. I’ve also got a heading called METHODS (for commentary). I’ve started thinking about POV, the amount of time elapsed, to who the story is being told, where does it start and I’ve reminded myself to use all the senses.
So, a good start don’t you think? I think it’s a good start, albeit one that should have been started about a month ago. And then what do I do after making my late good start? I sit down and write my flipping blog instead of making a start on the TMA.
Can someone tell me to just sit down and write the god damn bloody thing please?
p.s. Is god damn one word or two?