Today’s big news is that I signed up for an online class. Actually classes. It’s a creative writing collection of courses through Coursera. I am paying for them so I will get a certification at the end. Chris didn’t seem too enthused when I told him. He thought I would go for a photography class. I don’t think he sees the use in me taking this course since I already know how to write stories. His second guess when I said I was taking writing classes was journalism. He knows I can earn money doing that so that would be normal to guess. But creative writing seems like a waste to him. Mind you he’s said none of this. This is all what I am reading into his response. I didn’t mention that I was paying for the courses. (You can take all the courses on there for free but you won’t get certified and you might not be able to access everything available in the course.)
I am taking the classes because I am hoping that talking with other creative writers I can get more consistent with my writing. And I am stuck in my novel so I am hoping that I can use that over the course exercises and get that back on track. I already have ideas after the first class. It started yesterday. I have done everything but write the 250-350 word story and critique others. I cranked out a rough draft last night before bed (one of the reasons I didn’t get to bed until almost 1am) and I hope to tweak it today and get it submitted. The twist for it is that they have listed 12 random words and you need to use atleast 6 of them in every other sentence to create movement. I got a bug after watched a bunch of diverse short documentaries last night.
So that is where I am right now. This morning I feel a bit run down. I felt like this last night so not sure if it is merely the continual heat or just me coming down with something. I think I will wrap this up and go read or work on some writing. Oh and they are letting me finish the guitar class if I want to (I was almost done before I stopped… maybe one or two hours of work left I think) so I guess I’d better tune the guitars back up and get at it.
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