The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
jenni_the_odd

Thecal Matter

So, it has reached that time. The time in which I have to decide whether or not I want to spend the next eight months working on a creative writing thesis.
I honestly don't know.

Pros
  • I already have about 1/3 the necessary material if I choose a poetry thesis. Only about 1/6 if I go with fiction.

  • It provides an easy option for my capstone requirement, which is necessary for graduating.

  • If I decide to go on and get a PhD (that's a big 'if', mind you) in creative writing/literature, having a thesis I can point to and say "Oh, here's some of my work" already is a good thing.

  • Thesis means Dr. Lowery will not be making the sad puppy eyes at me.

    Cons
  • I don't want to write*. I haven't for a while, and I don't know if the desire to write will return in the next eight months, or ever. If I decide not to go for a PhD (though my mom has already begun telling our family that I am... thanks, Mom), this will be eight months of stress and frustration for nothing.

  • It is much, much safer to not do a thesis and wind up writing anyway than to try to complete one and not manage it.



  • Should I do a creative writing thesis?

    Yes, you fool!
    23(92.0%)
    No, you fool!
    2(8.0%)

    If I opt for a thesis, what sort of content should I try?

    Poetry
    9(36.0%)
    Fiction
    7(28.0%)
    A delightful and confusing mixture of both.
    7(28.0%)
    I said don't do it, and purposely ignored the conditional part of this question.
    2(8.0%)

    Tick...

    tick boom!
    14(28.0%)
    -ybox, tickybox, I love you
    7(14.0%)
    TOCK ON THE CLOCK BUT THE PARTY DON'T STOP, NO
    12(24.0%)
    Was that a Ke$ha song? I just... what. I don't even.
    5(10.0%)
    I likey the ticky.
    12(24.0%)


    *In all fairness, I don't want to do anything.
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