A New Way Of Life – Day 17

Help!!!! There are too may many books to read! (Is that really a thing?)…. No, I don’t really believe there are too many books to read, that could never be the case; there could never be enough books in the world, but sometimes I just become overwhelmed by the quantity that I have on the go at any one time. And that ‘any one time’ is now! Fiction, faction, text books, course notes, online stuff….you name it, I seem to be reading something like it. But in addition to writing, I am struggling to complete any one book – I … Continue reading A New Way Of Life – Day 17

A New Way Of Life – Day 14

Whether locked-down or not, learning continues… On day 14 of this new way of life, I received my tutor report and feedback on the fourth assignment of a creative writing degree course. With renewed vigour, I am now getting stuck into the fifth and final part of this first course. The encouraging boost I get from receiving a constructively positive report, gives me the impetus and enthusiasm to dive into the next learning task. So, ‘Plot and Structure’ here I come. Having now completed four parts of the writing skills course, I feel I can see the ‘green shoots’ of … Continue reading A New Way Of Life – Day 14

A New Way Of Life – Day 10

The ‘Rich Italian’ (ground coffee), has run out; I am hoping my lovely wife will be able to make do with a poor Englishman for the time being. Thankfully we have plenty of other types of coffee to keep us going for the foreseeable future. So, we have bread, milk, a variety of foods, each other (you’ve gotta have love), loads of books, and………COFFEE! We all have a vice or two – one of mine is coffee, I love it. So when we get down to about three weeks worth remaining, that will be when I start to get the … Continue reading A New Way Of Life – Day 10

A New Way Of Life – Day 8

Some things will continue…. Much of what we describe as normal life has ground to a halt, or at least slowed to a walking pace. One thing in my life that hasn’t halted is my studies; in fact, in the not too distant future they may actually accelerate due to having more time on my hands. I still have exercises and projects to work on, and the deadlines, like an unwanted visit from scary Great Aunt Bertha, are still there to be met. There are books to be read, both text and fiction, notes to be made and assignments to … Continue reading A New Way Of Life – Day 8