So this is the first post in the new LJ. Um. Scary.
This is my senior year of college, and for the first semester I'm doing a project on the role of the gifted child in young adult literature. To do this, I'm writing sixty pages of a novel and a full, detailed outline for the rest of it. It will go through... three or four drafts? There's going to be lots of discussion and heavy rewrites, with the dual goals of learning to write a lot well under pressure, and to produce the best work I can.
The point of this journal, I guess, is that every day- starting tomorrow- I will be updating this for somewhere between half an hour and an hour of my day. The goal is to just be writing every day: about the process, about my goals for the project, about how it's progressing, about how it's not progressing, about how I'm procrastinating, etc. Depending on content, posts will be public, flocked, filtered, or private. The goal is to write as much as possible about everything, and then decide on audiences from there. Mostly this is here for me, to motivate me, but moreover, to make me think about what I'm doing, and to let me appreciate the process, both during it and in retrospect. Journaling somehow makes that more real.
Coming soon: my story outline very rough draft, my semester's writing schedule, the works I used (and works I didn't use) and why, and more.
...I tried to make that sound exciting. I know it doesn't work. That's okay, though. I'm excited enough for all of us.
None of you are under any obligation at all to friend this, to read this, or to comment, obviously, but I'd love it if you do. I haven't yet decided if this LJ is only going to friend, like, six people, or if I'm friending back everyone who glances at it, but I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
I can't believe I'm a senior. I can't believe I'm doing a senior project. I can't believe this is happening now. Just... damn. And wow.