… and I’m back on the blog. I’ve returned to Nottingham for the third term of my second year- meaning I’m more that half way through my degree. Then I’ll be ‘qualified’. Then I’ll be let loose on the world! ‘Watch out world,’ that is my warning.
I’m still working on the Anthology and my coursework, but luckily those are almost over for the academic year. I’ve learnt a lot this year. Even though taking on the Anthology was probably a mistake, it has taught me many things.
That I can stay on deadline, even when ill.
Excel spreadsheets and schedules (although sometimes tedious) do work.
I can speak to ‘important’ people and get things done.
I can discipline myself and be at my desk, each morning, and work.
I’m going to try to keep this blog for personal things, and separate it from rusticwriter.wordpress.com, which is for another purpose entirely. I wanted two blogs in order to split up my home life with work, which so far hasn’t happened in my head yet. I’d rather not bore you with these things, but they do need to be out there somewhere. My lectures do keep on about my ‘online presence’ as it’s no longer enough to only write to be a writer. We have to be visible to people. We have to go out and do readings. And among all that, we have to write, edit and be good at it.
And here I said I wasn’t going to talk about work? That’s the last one, I swear!
Someone must have an alarm on, because I’ve been waking up at 6am every morning for the past week. Admits self rather confused. Admits that I have not gotten up, but enjoyed a lie-in listening to the rain.
I enjoy structuring my life at university, but there is always so much to do! I’m trying to keep on top of everything, yet unsurprisingly, something always topples over. After several days of work on typesetting, I did not wake up for my doctors appointment. Not to fear, I do have enough headache medication, but I disappoint myself when I am trying to be organized.
…am also annoyed that wordpress seems to be a ‘z’ speller, correcting ‘organised’ to ‘organized’, and I’m not sure which is the correct, english spelling. (I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve fallen into the american trap on this one.)
I hope you are enjoying the rain, where ever you are, and finding something interesting in my blogs- which I intend to ‘organise’ soon and work out what goes in which blog.
I’ve applied for a few internships for the summer- as jobs seem rather scarce at the moment, and have discovered that being able to typeset in Quark has made me a mite more useful🙂
All shall be well in two months time *fingers crossed*