Homework, Un-inspiration and Writing Under Pressure: An Attempt at Complaining

Now that I’ve finished writing this post, I suggest that you skip it unless you like reading low-quality posts.

At the end of each term, there’s always the frenzy of homework and major assessments that get you. It’s not like we as students don’t know it’s coming; we know it, but still we never fail to complain endlessly about how we’re spending our whole day slaving off at some essay that we don’t really understand. I, of course, am guilty of being one of the big-time complainers, and maybe if I directed some of the time I use at complaining to doing homework, I might actually get quite a bit of stuff done. But like, you know, complaining is much more fun than doing actual work.

Now I don’t think I like that previous paragraph all that much.

Here’s the thing about being a (crappy) writer. Once you write something then often you want to discard the whole thing, but you’ve already wasted quite a bit of your time writing that crap, and often you can’t bring yourself to delete it. That’s exactly why that first paragraph is still there. I don’t know how I’m going to link complaining into the rest of this post, because while I usually write posts with a general idea of what I’m going to write about, I don’t have much of an outline for this one. This is pretty much freewriting time.

Alright. I guess I can explain why this post is crap. I have work to do, but I’m taking some time off to write this post, because I want to write a post, because I like writing. But I’ve written about the subject of having too much homework/being in pre-exam period numerous times before, and to be honest I don’t think anyone cares to read about me having too much work anyway. And I don’t have much time to spend here, as there are things I need to get done.

So yeah. I guess I’ll just complain a bit more.

  • I don’t like homework.
  • I don’t like doing work.
  • But work is important.
  • So I’m saying I don’t like doing what is important.

And maybe I can also complain that I’ve been very uninspired to write lately. I haven’t been able to come up with a post topic, which is why I’m writing what you’re reading right now. It’s not easy coming up with a post topic, I guess, especially when you’re preoccupied with schoolwork. This is a real problem, especially since I like writing, because if you’re un-inspired you come out with bad writing like this one. I should just delete all this and draft it, because I was uninspired when I wrote it and so I made this mess, but as I said I don’t want to delete my own writing.

Some people say that being inspired comes from not exposing yourself to enough new experiences, but I do consider that being in my class at school gives you plenty of new (and weird) experiences. It’s just that I don’t want to write about them here (although I could, but then I’d be violating privacy. Or maybe not. I don’t know, actually). 

Even complaining, which is usually what I do best, isn’t going anywhere. I guess that it’s because I’m writing under pressure, and I’ve found that I’ve never written well under pressure. When I rush my writing goes crazy. This post is going from place to place without a clear focus and I’m not doing anything well, so I guess I should stop this post here. If you enjoy reading my posts that much, you can check out my novel, Uncharted Stars; I’ll try to get Chapter 2 out before the end of this week, if I have time. I also have a post written a while ago about North Korea, if you’re into that sort of stuff. Meanwhile you’re reading, I’ll go back to doing work and trying to think of something worthwhile to post about that will actually be interesting to you as a reader.

And please- if you’re a new reader, this post isn’t indicative of what I usually write. I just felt like writing but I didn’t have anything to write about, and thus this excuse of a post came out. I’m sorry. 

Thanks for reading (this crap).

Ken

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