How pathetic was my last post!!?!?
I’m ashamed of it now, but am going to choose not to edit it out of existence as I think that might be even MORE pathetic of me. On reflection, I was having a bit of a rotten writing day when I wrote it, but pffft today I am shiny and positive and PFFTTTTT I will re-edit the novel over the next few months then choose some agents and send out a few sample chapters and/or synopsis to see if anyone is interested (thanks to optimistic_reader for her advice). Anyway, the novel was a sort of by-product of my screenwriting so it’s not the be-all-and-end-all.
Went back to Uni yesterday – oh so nice to be back after all the holidays we’ve been given. Hell, who ever heard of a student complaining about having holidays, but as part-timers we all cling on to our weekly one-day as a sort of writerly beacon every 7 days. It’s SO nice to have moved on to our 2nd trimester leaving the Business stuff behind somewhat (yes I did learn a few valuable things which will no doubt hold me in good stead but my god, some of it was LOOOOOOOONG and seemed awfully Producer-orientated). This Trimester sees us looking at ‘writing for interactive entertainment’ and also a Script workshop, and both look like they’re going to be much more enjoyable and useful.
The interactive module is appealing to me as I’m a bit of a computer geek on the side – I taught myself to code on a ZX Spectrum (and from the class I discovered so did Miss Read – geeks rule!), and now do a bit of mucking about with Dreamworks and Flash on my Mac when I have a spare min. I’ve started sketching out a concept for a game and look forward to the rest of this module.
In the afternoon we’re having script workshops. We’ve also been cropped down to a tiny class of about 14 or so, and it feels exciting to be moving forward with our own creative works.