Thursday, June 04, 2009

It's all Over

The last assignment has been entrusted to the Royal Mail (I won't hold my breath for it making the deadline but I have Proof of Posting). It is the story that I feel most attachment to out of everything I have written this year, but I am also aware that it is quite dark and may not be to everyone's tastes. I will have to wait and see until August to find out how it was received.

It feels very strange that the OU Creative Writing course is over. I now have a huge gap until October to fill. Then I wil be starting Advanced Creative Writing and also Children's Literature. I have a whole stack of children's book to re-read before the course starts ranging from Harry Potter to Swallows and Amazons. I am very much looking forward to it as you can imagine.

For the moment I am reading Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. I ate at the pub twice whilst on holiday and couldn't think of a better souvenier to buy than a copy of the book (and a bookmark). I don't normally read classics. I don't dislike them, I just seem to stay on the more modern side of literature, (and sometimes on the Chicklit side of that). I am, however making a real effort to read much more widely. So far I have just got through 3 chapters of Jamaica Inn but I am gripped. I will update you when I have finished the story.

So now it's on to three month of unashamed reading and writing. Maybe I might even try to sell some of the stories I have written during the course.


Aspiring Writer said...

It was nice to read about your writing life. Look forward to reading more about it. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

pinkgecko said...

Thank you so much. That's really nice to hear. Big fan of your blog too.

B said...

Yay to finishing! Did it get there?

pinkgecko said...

Yep, it all got there. It's showing on the website as received anyway. Now I just have to hope it's good enough.

Kat said...

I admire you greatly that you can cope with 2 courses at once - especially A363 and childrens's lit!
I envy you your trips to Jamaica Inn. I read the book many years ago, when I was going through a phase of reading anything Daphne Du Maurier had written and, like you, didn't see the twist until it came up and bit me. {g}
Best of luck with the reading, and the courses!
It seems a long time until August when we get our results for A215, isn't it? {g}