Planning to write is not writing. Outlining . . . researching . . . talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
— E. L. Doctorow
By Thursday I will have the better part of my study plan done which is odd to think about because other than researching what I will be studying I haven’t done any writing yet. I know I want to concentrate on poetry and form but to make up for missing Science credits I will be focusing on another love which is gastronomic in nature. Working this way, not being told what to study, not taking classes, not having a syllabus seems contrary to all I’ve been taught and yet that’s how Goddard works you decide to study what you’re passionate about and you make sure to cover all the subjects you’re required to take through five packets of work each semester. I’m sure this will become clearer as I get towards the end of the week. There is a freedom in studying this way, your mind opens itself up to possibility and choice and the love of learning…
The Writing Nag