It's spring break, and Central Illinois never fails in surprising me with how completely, utterly, unsalvageably boring it is. I guess this doesn't matter a whole lot, because the point of my spring break was to study for the LSAT and I'm doing that. It's probably better that I'm not distracted.
Unfortunately, it is nobody else's spring break. Therefore, the only person I am spending time with is myself, and I have reached the somewhat alarming conclusion that I am not that interesting of a person to spend time with. How sad is that; I mean, it's not like I can get rid of myself. I should probably learn to be more entertaining. This is what I have done in two days:
1) Taken 2 full-length LSAT practice tests.
2) Eaten all of the girl scout cookies and chocolate left in the snack cabinet.
3) Driven around town 5 times to kill time.
4) Renewed my scholarship money.
5) Went to the library.
6) Read. A lot.
7) Painted my nails. Twice. I now own Justin Bieber nail polish. Didn't know Justin Bieber has a nail polish collection? SURPRISE. Okay, seriously though, why would he market a product that he CAN'T USE? Unless manly nail polish is a new thing, idk. maybe I'm just not "with it" these days. Don't worry; I'm judging myself harder than you're judging me.
8) Overheard at least 3 groups of people initiate conversation with the question, "Have you heard that song Friday by Rebecca Black?"
9) Prevented myself from strangling said people, strangling myself, and bursting into laughter and/or tears.
10) I have actually watched this video over 15 times, just from being around people who are playing it, or being incredibly bored at 2 am.
11) Had a super awkward conversation with my mom about not becoming an alcoholic because "I have alcoholic tendencies in my genes." I don't know why this even came up. And sex. All my favorite things to converse about with my mother.*
What I haven't done is move forward with my manuscript because I'm stuck on this one scene, and I don't know how to move past it. I've re-plotted, re-written, and now I'm thinking about doing The One Thing I Never Do. Write out of order. Ugh, it grosses me out even considering it. I hate the idea of writing some scenes before others. I feel like the emotional continuity and character development won't be the same if I jump around. But I might never move on if I sit here and overanalyze the same moment over and over again.
Do you write out of order? If so, how do you go about doing it?
*"Did you see in the news that Obama went to Brazil? They like him in Brazil. That's where his father is from, right? Wait, you mean Brazil isn't in Africa?" -- MY MOTHER. God bless her soul.