If you’re not inspired to write, there is nothing more likely to make you start living in a story world than spending a few months in a class where the teacher never stays on topic, especially if the tangents are wholly uninteresting and usually repetitions of previous tangents, and after the first month you still only have half a page of useful notes taken from the lectures. So in spite of the fact that I’ve learned nothing in one of my classes (yet am paying to attend it), I’m grateful it has bored me into escapism, and therefore inspiration, and possibly a new novel. I recommend, if you aren’t sufficiently into a project, that if you can’t take an absolutely terrible college course that you have to pass to graduate, you should find some other way to make yourself a captive audience long enough to space out and start really loving that story world.
Obviously, I’m not going to tell you which of my classes I’m talking about….I still have to pass the damn thing.
New novel? Did you say “new novel”? Yaaaaaaaay!
Hopefully. It’s all very nebulous at this point, and I don’t know the full storyline, but I know some of the conflicts and some of the characters.
Yes. I get this, completely. I wish I had not been so doggedly persistent that I would attain a practical degree in Boredom, a minor in Financial Security. Meh. All my years of the first, and I didn’t end up with the second, anyway. Just write the novel. 🙂
I’m shooting for practical plus interesting at this point – time will tell how that will play out! In the meantime, I’m writing bits and pieces and building up some ideas. I plan on using the summer as my NaNoWriSeason. Ha! 🙂
As long as you can be happy at whatever you do, it will work out. I was terribly unhappy at accounting. Much better now.
Anthropology seems right up my alley…and potentially very inspiring for my writing life, too – double points in its favor! 🙂 Glad you have found your niche…that’s the best thing in life, really!