Greetings again friends!
We're getting things sorted out here at jasonfreyer.com, including posting a few blogs to make sure everything works before we unleash it on the public. Gotta work those kinks out before we go live.
But today, I have entered into one of the hardest seasons for a seminary student: finals time. Particularly as I've grown into being a senior student at Pittsburgh Theological, I've noticed that I take less and less actual tests, and more and more find myself writing papers. This is a great thing for me, as I've always been more at home writing a paper. The problem is when these papers pile up as they have this week.
I have about 10 pages worth of Church and Sacraments final waiting for me, which I haven't even started. The independent study I've been working on called Bible Jazz (there will be much more about this later here at the blog) is about 10 pages away from being done (it stands at an already impressive 25 at the moment). And on Tuesday evening, I'll be given a timed paper to write for Politics and Religion. That's a lot of writing to come over the next few days!
The good news is that I feel like I've been writing well recently. As writers come, I can be a bit of a "streaky player," sometimes I'm writing very well and sometimes my writing makes me want to vomit. When you're slumping at finals time, it can be the most miserable week of your life.
So writing lives on. I'm about to leave the office and head up to my branch office, the local Starbucks to get some more writing done. But a question for the rest of us who take on this writing thing: what do you do to get the juices flowing before a big project? What inspires you to get your work done on time?