Creative Writing 2 Go
plural noun: deadlines
So, how do you function with deadlines? Are you a "wait until the last minute and then power through" person? Or are you a "wait until the last minute and then beat yourself up" person? Or, are you a "get it done early and then watch Netflix" person?
I'm a "make a list and then accomplish the most critical (or interesting) thing on the list and then put off the rest until later" person. This works pretty well for me, because I really focus on the things I care about. However, the things that get put off get sloppy. I make simple mistakes. I drop a ball. Also, I find that I pretty much phone it in on the stuff that I put off. So, I don't actually learn or grow from those experiences. I'm only shooting myself in the foot, I know. But, at least I'm doing some things really well, right? ;)
As you finish up high school and head into college and the work force, you already have some ingrained habits. You already have a "style" when it comes to deadlines. Before you get in over your head, ask yourself if your "style" is working for you. Are you putting in the effort that you want to put in? More importantly, is the quality of your work at the level you respect? And most importantly, how does your "style" affect your stress level and your mental and physical health?
So, speaking of deadlines...how's your work for this class coming along? Joni's blog posts on word etymology are fascinating. I love words, and the investigation of words is right up my alley. Plus, Joni's own interpretations and examples at the end of each post make these words come alive. I don't know if I will end up using these words on a daily basis, but I'm glad to be exposed to them!
I'd love to see posts from the rest of you. What are you writing about? What's your passion? What's your joy?
The website is finally complete. Thanks for your patience! If you have any questions about assignments, please make sure you've read all of the information on the unit page; if you still have questions or concerns, please comment here on the blog so that I can respond and anyone else who has that question can look for it.
As you finish individual pieces, whether they are a piece of advice or a blog post or a comic strip, please link to it here in the comments by week. That way we can see each other's work and share our published pieces.
Maya shared her first blog post last week. I love her topic; it's perfectly Maya, as she works through her passion and figures out how to both follow her dreams and "make sensible choices" to ensure employment and success no matter what path her life takes.
I found this cool website/community this week. I don't know much about it, but if digital production is something you love, check out this online community! https://www.hitrecord.org/.
Keep writing strong.
Each week, I'll post general feedback, advice, or new information I've stumbled across. Check this page each week to see what's new in the digital writing world.
When you have a blog post to share, or a question or comment or feedback...OR if you've stumbled across some great digital writing spaces and pieces, post them in the comments!