Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Curses, foiled again!

Well, it looks like I won't be able to accomplish one of my May goals, at least; or rather I can, but I'll leave it till June.

I want to enter the BNZ competition with a story I wrote for Advanced Fiction Writing, but I decided to wait till we workshopped my story (today), to see what feedback I got. Well, I got a B — much nicer than my previous story's C+ — and I also got a lot of constructive criticism.

But now I want to seriously revise it with all the suggestions in mind, and hand it in as a revised story. Unfortunately, this is due at the end of May, so I won't get it back till June; and I don't want to enter the competition till I have the benefits of my lecturer's additional comments and feedback. I don't really want to hand it in till it's an A-grade story; I think he's quite a tough marker, though. He said that this class has given him better stories than most classes, and contains much better writers; but he only gave out three A's for our first stories, and most people seem to have also got C+'s.

On the subject of A's, though, I got an A+ for my last history essay, which I'm happy (if not hugely surprised) about. I love A+'s so much.

I'm quite excited about rewriting my story, though. I kinda felt like I'd written it to death, and haven't even changed anything since I handed it in a week ago; but since the workshop, I'm all amped to get going again, change my beginning and add extra scenes and cut out other scenes and generally just make it awesome. Yeahhh.

And in other 101-tasky news, I'm joining the gym tomorrow. Go me!

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