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New week new post

I see a pattern emerging here in my blogging.  Writing at the beginning of the week, then nothing towards the end or over the weekend.

You will however be pleased to hear (I am at least) I’ve finally finished the first assignment for my course.  I just need to proof read it and send it in.  I’m feeling quite nervous about it – I’ve not had anything marked for years.  This will also be the 1st step towards me finding out if I can really write or not.  Although they say anyone can become a writer, there must be people out there that really can’t – no matter how much tuition they are given..  Realistically I know I’m not one of those people (mainly attributed to school grades given to creative writing, but also to people commenting and reading my blog – thanks again!), but I think I would not be human to have slight underlying fears about this. 

The exciting thing about this is that I now get to move on to assignment two.  I’ve not read anything about it yet, so am very excited.  The first parts I think are all none fiction which is quite scary as this is not the genre I want to write but more of a challenge too.  The course has a money back guarantee that you will make back your the course fees in selling writing before you finish it.  That’s an exciting (and terrifying) thought – hopefully I’ll be SELLING my writing.  People will be paying to read what I write.  Wow!

The other exciting thing about finishing is that I now get my ‘reward’ to myself – the new Marion Keyes book.  This means my life will now stop for a few days while I read it.  She never disappoints.  Just need to find some time to start reading it!

You may notice an addition to my blog homepage (if that’s what it is?).   A second page – ‘What I’m reading’.  As I’ve said on it, I want to keep track of the books I read so here it is. I’d like to also give recommendations to others to read the books I enjoy.  The only problem is I don’t seem to be able to add tags to the page.  I need more help.  Please.

I went to the Museum of London last week.  I quickly decided that it wasn’t the place to write about.  I find it hard enough to convey how much I really enjoy something – I’m not sure I could start to consider how to convey not enjoying things.  It wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t the Science Museum (I’m already looking forward to going back there).  It was just a little boring.  It felt slightly like a history lesson with very little interaction and fun.  Still, I felt cultured afterwards.  I’m going to try to visit a museum every month.  See if I can do all the tourist things now I live in London!  I’ll also continually feel cultured. 

On that note I’m going to see the Album Chart show being filmed tonight.  Ha ha!

Pull your finger out girl

At the moment I am pretty annoyed with myself (for the second time in a week, but lets not go into the getting too drunk story!). I’ve been at home three nights this week and done nothing towards my writing course. I go home with lots of enthusiasm, but once I’ve got home and eaten I kind of loose it. I guess it doesn’t help that I get home around 7.30pm. I didn’t do much last weekend either. I need to snap out of this and get on with some writing.

I am going to the Museum of London tonight. Whether I will write about it or not, it sounds like a fun thing to do. Oh god, I sound like a geek. I’m not a geek. (There can’t be two geeks in my relationship!). I’m going to write about it regardless of whether I submit that for the writing course or not. It will be good practice and the more I do the better I’ll get. And if I pull my finger out I’ll send my assignment off and get some expert advice to help with that.

I walked past a bookshop today and saw a Marion Keyes book I’ve not got. I was going to go back at lunch and buy it, but decided I wouldn’t get it today, but ‘reward’ myself when I’ve sent my 1st assignment in. Reward as I LOVE Marion Keyes’s books. Plus, if I bought it today there is no way I’d be able to do anything else for the next few days as I’d just be reading that. Although that might be a good thing as I’m pretty sure the man will spend most of the weekend on the Wii. I am going to have to get into Guitar hero if I ever want to see him. Maybe I won’t then I can write when he’s playing on that. Who says you should write with no distractions? Ha ha!

Speaking of Marion Keyes – that’s who I want to be like. Or Jane Green. I love their books and can’t put them down when I read them. Actually Sophie Kinsella is like that too (need to go and see the Shopaholic film – it can’t be as good as the book though). I want to write books that people can’t put down. That stop everything else in their lives because they just have to read. That make people want to read quickly to get to the end, but also want the book to go on forever. That’s why I want to write.

Just realise I never read these blogs before I post them. Is that a good or bad thing? I’m scared if I read them I’ll over analyse and take forever reading and re reading them. I’ll start re reading tomorrow. Time to go now.

Museum (and geekyness) here I come.

Add another choice?

My boyfriend called me last night and mentioned that another museum had a lates night this week. It’s the London Museum’s turn this week. Sounds like a plan for Thursday. However this leaves me with a dilemma. Do I wait to submit my assignment because I could write an article on this, or go with the one from the Science Museum or Hed Kandi? Decisions decisions. I re read the review of Hed Kandi today, and personally I think it is quite good. I’ve not looked at the Science Museum review (I must admit, I am still a little scared at reducing the length). Does this tell me something? Should I go with the Hed Kandi one and ignore the museum one? Or is that just giving up and I should persist? Or, should I try again on Thursday and hope this is even better (practice makes perfect and all that). I don’t know.

I don’t even know anything about the Museum of London (MOL – might as well shorten it as it seems I’m going to write it a lot) so I don’t even know if it’s something that will interest me so don’t even know if that is a good idea.

Ok, so took a break to find out what the MOL is and it seems like something that would interest me. It’s about the history of London (I guess it didn’t take a genius to work that one out!). ”Transport yourself back half a million years, when lions and hippos roamed Trafalgar Square” – sounds interesting. However, it also has a section on roman stuff (I won’t be using that sentence if I do a review, don’t worry), which my boyfriend is quite into (if his love of Time Team is anything to go by). This doesn’t interest me as much (in fact hardly at all). Maybe this isn’t a good idea. I was thinking that he’d looked at it and offered to take me because of this new found love I have of writing about anywhere I go – now I’m wondering if he’s doing it for himself or me. Mmmmmmm. Either way, I’ve now got a plan for Thursday (and it’s free – my favourite price).