Monday, November 10, 2008

Don't do it...

Note to self: If you want to feel good about your writing abilities don't read blogs by established attorneys.

My writing is simple and grammatically horrific. What the hell is going on? Will I ever learn? I read everything and anything I can get my hands on. Isn't that the key to writing well? Today I was drafting a letter of recommendation for one of my law clerk/co-worker buddies and I thought to myself....the admissions board will KNOW an attorney did NOT write this. In case you didn't know, if you ask an attorney (your boss) to write you a LOR he will tell you to write it and then he will sign it. (Gee thanks) Which is why I agreed to write it for the guy. Wouldn't want the admissions board noticing the same tone and word use in the LOR as the personal statement.

I think I am going to try to become friends with that style book I have been hiding from. I love to write but my writing is crap. Why is there so many "I's" in my blog posts? Because I suck that's why. Don't tell me I am being hard on myself because I won't hear you. How about some advice? My 130 blog posts are not helping me. Is it that I just don't take it seriously enough or what? Watching this movie reminded me of how sophomoric my ideas are. BLEH! Hmmm.


pennypincher said...

Don't wish to get out of law school so fast. I wish I was back in it. If you think that you don't have enough time as a law student with a pretty flexible schedule, wait for what you call the "grown up world." I know that the first year sees a little overbearing, but trust me - you will come out just fine. By the third year, your life will be golden! Keep your chin up.

Anonymous said...

Loved that movie by the way.

Maybe reading aloud helps? Or critically reading sites like dooce or and seeing why it works?