Between working full-time and rehearsing for various theater productions, progress on those writing goals has been progressing rather slowly. But progress is being made all the same.
Alex and I are diving into the research phase of our big long-term project, which meant a trip to the library was in order. All those fake research papers we were forced to write in high school and college weren’t for nothing. A quick Google search and a breeze through Wikipedia aren’t nearly enough to count as fully developed research. For our purposes, we need to become experts on our subject matter.
I find this to be incredibly difficult, despite the fact that I love learning new things. I’ve never been diagnosed with a learning or attention disability, but I read very slowly and tend to get distracted as I read. This makes compiling effective research (and completing school writing assignments) nearly impossible for me. Alex, on the other hand, can read a 300+ page book in five hours.
I haven’t really found a way to navigate this yet, other than simply trying to put all my energy into focusing. I’m sure you can guess how well that works.
Does anyone else have a similar problem? If so, how do you deal with it?