I am sooo glad that paper is over.
My editor friend said I needed to make my paper flow a little better. So after I wrote my rant/hope-for-an-idea post, I believe I got inspiration from God to do a sort of lighthouse theme. I went back through my entire paper and put in little bits about how this was a lighthouse and that was a stumbling block and so on and so forth so that by the time I got to the conclusion, I had only a page and a half left to write. Then I just pulled in another two quotes from Tolkien and Lewis about how fantasy is a light or helps illumine something and I was done.
Did I mention I was rejoicing that the paper was over?
I have to write a conclusion now for a paper due tomorrow and have no idea where to start.
The paper is for a research class and the teacher has been teaching this class for years, so he knows what's good and what's not. It's supposed to be no less than 20pgs long and I'm now on pg 17. I don't know where to go from here.
So I figured rambling into space might help.
The paper is about the appropriateness of fantasy and how Christians should be discerning when wading through the books or movies in that particular genre. I look at the three authors almost anyone thinks of when they hear fantasy: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling. I walk through the definition of fantasy and myth, compare and contrast each of these authors, look a why kids are so attracted to the genre, give recommendations for authors and cautions against others.
Now I'm stuck. I don't know what to write. I have three more pages and I've hit a brick wall. This cannot happen to me now. I need to keep writing. I need to go to sleep soon, or lack of sleep will force me. I need to finish this now.
Unfortunately, no ideas have come to mind. By hook or by crook (i will avoid the crook part, i think)i will get this paper done.
I'll update when the ordeal is finally over.
which, btw, on a completely different note, I am now on facebook. come find me.