Hello blog, we meet again. I’ve noticed a pattern of my posts – essentially I complain and you listen. So thanks for that. But while I’m only completely terrified of what this next week will entail, I’m going to try my best to remain positive in this post.
I want to reflect on my Gateway project because a) I have not had the chance to do that yet, and b) I have found myself in the same spot I was in during that project (learning from past mistakes is a myth, right?). For starters, I was over-ambitious. Which, don’t get me wrong, isn’t always a bad thing. For this minor especially, I think it’s a good thing to dream big. The obstacles that present themselves during the journey, however, make it so, so difficult to fulfill expectations.
With my gateway, I never struggled producing content. I had a vision and was able to fill in the content for that vision, but with regards to my remediation, I fell utterly short. Granted, I’m no expert with film and I stepped out of my box for that. So, naturally, for my capstone I chose something content heavy: fiction. Of course, now I’m struggling with producing content.
I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from both these projects is that the type of writing you’re doing requires many different muscles. As obvious as this realization may be to everyone else, I have to admit when I chose to write fiction I thought I was choosing something I could easily crank out consistently and with high quality. And while I’ve been able to write it, it has been anything else but consistent and at this moment in time and am questioning the quality. I’m hoping that this next week of consistent (and all day every day) time dedicated to this project will help solidify the quality I’m working for, but as with the gateway, I have found myself in the last week of hell.
So, in the effort of remaining positive, I accept this challenge of whatever this week of work entails (although I tried my best to avoid it). Let’s see what we can do.