I signed up for a Creative Writing class at Uni because well, I could use the practice. And I needed the credit hours, but that's beside the point.
Anyway, I was reading the syllabus and decided that I'm terrified of this professor already.
We're going to have these 'workshop' things where everyone critiques your writing and there's a question-answer thing, all kinds of craziness...which is fine and dandy, probably even helpful. But then I got to this line:
"The writer will read the first two pages of his/her piece before the class, and listen to suggestions..."
Okay, reading in front of the class? It's not nearly as awful as that public speaking class I had a few years back, but still. Writing stories to be critiqued is one thing, reading them aloud to the class is quite another.
Add to that the fact that we're expected to turn in 5-20 pages of writing for this critique thing, and I'm in full-on panic mode. It's been a while since I've written anything that wasn't fanfiction. And I'm pretty sure that won't cut it for this.
So I've started writing already, even though the first class meeting isn't until...later today. About twelve hours from now, in fact. Hoorah.
( Step this way to read some random story I've started... )
It was featured on the Doctor Who Facebook page. AND retweeted by Moffat AND reblogged by Neil Gaiman...so that's something.
I LOVE Three, Four, and Eight. Five is adorable. But Nine, Ten and Eleven frighten me a bit. Ten would be wayyy cuter!
the BBC released the trailer for Doctor Who: season 7 on today:
I'll just let you watch that real quick. Go ahead, I'll wait here.
*taps foot impatiently*
Okay, now please tell me I'm not the only one who; when Rory asked "Who killed all the Daleks?!" and the Doctor replied (wait for it, its supposed to sound epic...) "Who do you think?"; immediately shouted
"ROSE! ROSE KILLED ALL THE DALEKS. AGAIN."
Obviously I am incapable of this little thing called 'letting go'.
The new series looks interesting, to say the least, but I have to say I cringed when River's annoying little face popped in there for a bit. I knew it was coming, but still. My little fangirl heart can't take it.
Along with most other things Moffat throws into the DW ring to mess with us.
-After a ridiculous amount of tweaking, I was finally able to get my journal looking how I want it. After staying up til 3am messing with CSS. Hooray!
-Arizona is hot. I hate it. But it is very beautiful, so I guess that helps.
-I had a dream last night wherein I met Billie Piper. I made a fool of myself and she was really short. And I mean really. Probably 4'10" at the most. It was weird.
-I went back and overhauled my one-shot Drift, because when I reread it I realized I must have been really tired to post it as it was...
-The first chapter of my first DW series 'Relativity', another DW one-shot, and a Phantom one-shot are almost done. I think if I started focusing on one fic at a time it would be easier...but I'm difficult that way. Oh! And the next chapter of The Phantom's Lullaby is about halfway done. There are only three more chapters until I finish that one up (finally).
-And I just wanted to say, you guys are all very inspiring to me! who_in_whovilletimelord1, kelkat9 milieva and so many others I can't remember right now, you're all just awesome writers and I love everything you've written.
Now I think my sister is dragging me shopping. Yay. Hope everyone else's day is more exciting than this :P