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24 Sep 2014

What's Up Wednesday


What's Up Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. Perfect for readers and writers who want to share what they've been up to on a weekly basis and right now the place to share your goals.


1) What I'm Reading
Getting further into The Neverending Story. I can see why the film ended up changing the story a bit.  It does feel like I've jumped straight into a sequel, with the story going in a new direction now.  But I am really enjoying reading it.

2) What I'm Writing
I'm imagining writing, if that counts. Seriously, no time. People were not kidding when they warned us that a PGCE is the most time-consuming experience you will ever have. Although let's see how I feel in a year's time when I'm, hopefully, in my NQT year.

3) What works for me
I'm glad I spent most of this year doing a lot of writing because now that summer is over and my course has started I've had no time. About the time I started, I was needing a writing break anyway so looking back, I'm glad I worked on things when I had the chance.

4) What else have I been up to?
I volunteered as a zombie for 2.8 Hours Later last Saturday and it was a fantatic experience. It was so much fun getting into the spirit of the game, snarling and screaming at the players. And the reactions were great! A group of lads in superhero costumes were our first group and it was hilarious to see the looks on their faces when I suddenly stopped shuffling around and sprinted right at them. I think that was definitely my favourite part. Watching people suddenly make a mad dash for it when I started to chase them.  Haven't come across any youtube videos yet but someone's posted one on facebook that I'm in which I wish I could share.  I'll have to keep a look out on youtube!

10 Sep 2014

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. Perfect for readers and writers who want to share what they've been up to on a weekly basis and right now the place to share your goals.

1) What I'm Reading
Cracking on with The Neverending Story, using my travel time to read more. I never knew how different the film was from the book.  While I love the film, I do also really like the differences in the book but at the same time I wouldn't change anything in the adaptation. 

2) What I'm Writing
I never did reach my last goal for Ready Set Write, or wrote my last post on it.  Towards the end everything was complete chaos.  I didn't get much writing done during the stay in Darlington due to having an awful case of food poisoning, my first ever time and hopefully my last.  Then we got back to Leeds and I spent the last two days of my holiday wanting to chill out and get stuff all organised.  I still haven't done any writing but I'm not pushing myself to make time on purpose.  Need to turn my focus elsewhere.

3) What Else I've Been Up To
I started university on Monday.  It's been terrifying, exciting, stomach churning... there's a whole rollercoaster of emotions going on.  No-one was kidding around when they said the course was intense.  I have 9-5 lectures most days which I got away with when I did my undergraduate.  The travel is long because I decide to commute by bus (works out cheaper) so I'm leaving pretty early and getting home quite late.  That in itself has been tiring. We've already been given assignments, we start school placements in a couple of weeks and I've been sorting out all my folders and notes for the last few days.  It's mental! But I love it! =D

4) What Inspires Me Right Now
I started watching this television programme called Freak Encounters.  It's reality TV where people nominate a friend or relative to do some voluntary work with a few people.  What they don't know is that all these people are actors and their work has been set up to give them a freak encounter with a mythical monster.  Like werewolves, mothman, sasquatch etc.  It's absolutely cruel but I can't help but love it.  And it's inspiring more short stories.  With this and Halloween on the way I'm really feeling the spooky spirit!