Monday, February 23, 2009
Cross Discipline Juice
Back at uni this week, after eighteen months' work experience in the real world. (Read lawnmower, garden centre attendant, courier and deckhand). But this time it's not Uni 101. It's real juicy.
My thesis: to research the origins and history of a little girl who was dropped off the edge of her world and arrived on our own Eclipse Island here in 1831 with a boatload of sealers from all corners of the globe; to write something beautiful about her story, fictionalise it, find a 'voice', a narrator capable of spinning such a ripping yarn, and at the end of the year, present it to the history/literature buffs at Murdoch.
A good excuse to hang out on and island and write, methinks.
Now, if I could just rustle up a spare couple of hours in the week, this would be quite achievable. Something's gotta give ... All the same - I'm so excited about this project and it's potential.