For the first time in a month, I have finished reading a book.
The bad news is, I still need to finish reading 37 books with only 88 days left to go before the end of the year.
That is some crazy stuff to read, I must say.
On the other hand, I am still very much aware that I need to be able to read more if I want to write better, because as Stephen King says:
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Why is that so? Here’s another quote that summarizes everything:
“Good description is a learned skill, one of the prime reasons why you cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It’s not just a question of how-to, you see: It is also a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer how much and only reams of writing will help you with the how. You can learn only by doing.”
So yeah, that is enough.
This should explain why my Grade 6 students have a lot of potential in writing.
Bloody hell, who will not be able to write their own fiction if they read Wattpad every single day?
I would like to see their project submissions later.
Annoying people, inner conflicts and whatnot.
Whatever. You may call me as “robotic” or “insensitive”, but I do not care.
I am here to deliver my goods.
I take those words as a very good compliment.
Speaking of which, I do not want to be sick or lethargic or tired or whatever.
I do not want to spend more than seven hours sleeping.
All I want to do is to be able to do whatever write-ups I can write.
I want to be able to read all the books that I want.
I want to be with people that I cherish.
Luckily, half of the things that I stated above have come true – except for the times that I become sick, of course.
I don’t like being sick. However, I guess I’ll have to deal with it every now and then.
I am quite happy that I have started to adjust to the routine of the school.
I am also happy that people are there to help me, to give me advice.
How I wish they also get to tell me their concerns directly though.
Sure, it rubs off my self-pride at times. But I need some stern advice too, no?
I may not become the best teacher around, but I will make sure that I will be able to do my job in the best way possible.