I am officially free of (and those kind enough to read this blog are free of me bitching about) The Waste Land, which I ranted about two weeks ago.
Remember how I wrote that I was going to get it done by the following Monday. Well, heh heh, that didn't pan out. I was already spending all my time working on a paper for another class. I talked to my professor about it last week and his response was "get it to me when you can." I was hoping to get it done next week during our break, but as of this Monday "when you can" became "Wednesday."
I'm honestly a little impressed with myself. I pounded it out in 4 hours, and it's not half-bad. I think I was able to do it so quickly because of the professor's instructions (that everyone else apparently ignored) to "narrow your focus ruthlessly." And boy, did I narrow. I got 4-plus pages out of a single stanza.
And in the words that readers of The Waste Land should recognize:
Well now that's done, and I'm glad it's over.