Apr
28

Reflections on April

April was about returning to Gatsby, conclusions, final proofs, and submission. I ended up writing my Gatsby section in a record-breaking ten days. That’s less than two weeks, for reference. It was intense, but it went so smoothly compared to my first go at the novel. At this in the process, I think I was finally…
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Mar
28

Reflections on March

March was the month things really came together. Pages flowed like milk and honey. Then . . . spring break. My fiance and I were visiting Nashville, where we intend to move after I graduate and we get married this summer. I brought some work with me, but only the amount I felt I could actually accomplish.…
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Feb
27

Reflections on February

The Honors Colloquium was a highlight of February. I had finally established a grip and direction for my project and was feeling like, yes, I might finish this thing after all! Something I’ve learned about myself in the process, is how much more comfortable I feel talking about my project then . . . actually…
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Jan
27

Reflections on January

In January, I was a little stuck. I had been writing on Gatsby alone for all of the fall semester, and though that book s a goldmine of interest, it’s a slippery little monster. The diction and dialogue are so subtle that, though you know there’s something there, it can be difficult to find the…
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Dec
01

Out to Sea

I keep finding new sources. Which is great. They are super fascinating. I’m reading 19th century Howells novel to gain insight to a *true* American Self-Made Man. I’m reading some crazy literary criticism on how Jewish immigrants were perceived over time in American society, particularly in the economy. I feel like I’m really getting a…
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