This week is actually my last as a 27-year-old. I turn 28 on Monday… slowly inching towards the 30-year-old-cliche my blog title is a nod to. So, in true me fashion, I began a Crime Writing online course at Faber Academy. It seems like it’ll be a really fun opportunity to meet more writers and develop new skills.
So far we’ve only had one webinar but it was fun. I mean, as fun as a webinar you have to wake up at 2:20am to attend can be. I was a little out of it to say the least. But the writing is fun and the course content seems well put together so far. I’m excited to see what else there is to discover. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to cross-post materials, but if I am I might post my first bit of writing for the course to this blog.
Just another thing to add to the list of stuff I am doing. My final piece of writing for the first year of my masters degree is also due in 13 days. I have it written and ready to be redrafted, but it is still very daunting to know that the deadline is coming. The next thing I have to do is write a commentary for my piece which is literally the bane of my existence. I hate commentaries more than I could possibly say. I always manage to explain the wrong thing or not explain something to the point where my tutor pulls me up on it. A nightmare. Writing about my own writing is a struggle.
I think sometimes that my ADHD compels me to load down my schedule in order to avoid ever being bored. Although this can also lead to extreme burnout. I’m lucky that I have people in my life who encourage me to rest when I need to.
I stuck to my goals for writing this week which was a bit of a struggle. But I’m proud of myself for sticking to my habits even as my life got even more complicated.
Here’s to turning 28!