Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I've been trying to figure out what to post these last couple of days. Even now, I've just erased a post I started looking at the rhetoric of the DNC speeches (the post bored me). But the truth is that I don't have much to say lately about the subject of writing, or at least there's nothing pressing me. Maybe it's because I'm trying too hard. Maybe it's because school is taking precedence (and already I have things to say about that, but I never wanted this to be a composition teacher's blog, so I've refrained from sharing), and already the other things are falling onto the back burners. Maybe I just plain have nothing to say right now.

I haven't been writing very much lately. Or have I? I'm writing in my personal diary. I'm composing in my head. I'm reading my students' writing, and thinking a lot about what they have to say so far, and how I'd like to respond. I'm thinking about my writing projects that I haven't touched in a week, either because I'm blocked or because I'm busy or because the info is "marinating."

Marinating is good though, isn't it? Doesn't it make food taste so much better, especially the longer it marinates?

So stick w/ me, folks. I'm sure my posts'll get quite tasty when I'm ready to get cookin'.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

excellent analogy.

can't rush marination. and i'm with ya, we'll be back at it when we're ready. :)