Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Waiting for Take Off

since i got here in naga last wednesday, i have written perhaps less than 30 sentences, most of these under the Glossary portion of my report to Jane and Carol. i'm not writing a chapter yet and have yet to process 81 transcripts, worth about 400 one-sided pages.  this is just a report of preliminary observations from phase 1 fieldwork which as usual, i promised to submit last week and may not even be ready next week. just finished unpacking one big suitcase, one big knapsack. kept everything else i need one trolley knapsack/ laptop bag. at the side table beside my work desk are all references, papers, and books. what i still need though is an open cabinet, a name card wallet, and extension cord but of course, these are just side necessities. only to make me feel ready. although i should have been ready since wednesday if not for the headaches, the rowdy long hair, the lack of sleep, the globe phone not working and so many others the corny me just had to go through. then after i'll be ready. wishing ready would come any time soon.

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