Today was the day... I handed in my dissertation, so although I am still a student the work is done. Now I've got to make it out there in the real world. My support workers are finished and I am alone. I don't know... Part of me is really happy that I have handed it… Continue reading An Ending and a New Beginning
My new term started today with my lecturer handing me my dissertation proposal and being told to hand it in to the postgraduate office. I have sent emails to this office but up till today it drifted in the ether for me. After a complicated trip in the rabbit warren that is the university I… Continue reading Back to University….
I am having problems with the dissertation. It isn't that I hate the story or that I am worried where it is going, it's just that I feel pressure. I am worrying that I have the age range right, or if I am using the right words, or if the chapters are too short, or...… Continue reading Dissertation 7
I am studying children's writing for the critical essay and something comes up in one of my workshops. Are some of the subjects too adult for the age range? I start to look. What subjects are taboo? And I have found the answer - none. You can write about anything for children, it's the way… Continue reading Dissertation 6
Procrastination To procrastinate - to carry out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. I do procrastinate, but it usually involves writing. You see I love to write, but not all subjects. So… Continue reading Daily Prompt – Procrastination
It's been a while since I posted about the dissertation but today I had some feedback. I suppose I've clocked maybe 4 weeks work on the dissertation with research and writing. But today I had some bad news. It all started with a chance meeting and being handed a leaflet. That leaflet was about a… Continue reading Dissertation 4
Just the one? Not me! I have a slight commitment problem so I have a couple of projects on the go, but the main two are - Echoes - this is a series of children's books written for ages 9 and over. It tells of a girl called Crystal who is thrown away by her… Continue reading My Current Project
This is difficult, I mean in principle it is great. Use your own experience to make sense of your characters situation and you have a believable story. Except that we rarely write about our everyday lives. Instead we create lives that are more interesting, where our characters are pitched into battles, both physically and mentally,… Continue reading Write what you know?
I have been thinking about doing another challenge. You may have noticed that I dropped the ball on the loglines last month. This was because I was up to my eyeballs in work. But this month I really wanted to look at the reason I got into writing. And Michelle Goode has issued a challenge… Continue reading A Challenge
Surprisingly the first chapter is written - :O Was it easy? Hell no! I sweated over this. It was a labour to get out onto the page. But it wasn't the planning or the content that got me. It was the expectation. I have a number of people who read my work - because of… Continue reading Dissertation 3