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The writing course has landed.

Yes that’s right, my correspondence writing course has arrived. I’m really excited. When I got it I wanted to rip it open and read it through. But, my sensible head thought that if I read thought it all in one go I will be thinking ahead all the time and not focusing on the assignment in hand. So I only read the 1st assignment. Even that was a bit naughty as I still have a couple of modules to go before I get there. One of these modules I did today.

The exercise was to write a scene from something I’d observed in the last few days, or a story behind something I saw. Last week on the train there were 2 women who were talking about child birth and the pain (I did actually put my ipod on to block out the details), so that gave me an idea. The scene I wrote was a pregnant woman getting on a tube. When he saw her, a man offered her his seat. The woman next to her then starts talking to her about the baby and her children. Didn’t really finish it which is quite annoying, but I didn’t really know where to take it. It doesn’t help that I’ve never been pregnant to know what they might have been talking about. I also get a bit bored with things after a while. I need to make an effort to stop that – I must make myself finish when I’ve started something.

The 1st assignment for the course is to go to a fair, or sporting event or something that interests me and write a review. On Wednesday there’s an adults only night at the science museum which I’ve been wanting to go to since it started. I think it will really interest me, so I’m going there. Hopefully it will interest me enough to be able to write a good review of it. I can’t wait.

I am just so excited about getting this course started now. Bring on Wednesday!