Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Results Came In . . .

I couldn't believe it when I got the email to tell me that my results were in.
For the first time since starting with the O.U., I had forgotten that I was waiting for a result!
'Forgotten?' I hear you exclaim, 'How on earth could you have forgotten?'

Easily enough, unfortunately. That's one of the problems I have with my various health troubles - this loss of memory is affecting me more than I had realised!

Anyhoo, to get back to my exciting news - I went online to my OU site, and clicked the button that brings me my result and, on opening it, discovered that I had been awarded 88%.

I was utterly gobsmacked as, in all the time I've been with the O.U., I've never got higher than 76% for any of my TMA's!

I double-checked, just in case I had been mixed up with some clever student by mistake but, no, it was definitely my result!

I had been given the privilege of reading some of my fellow students essays after the last date for submission went by, and was really impressed with the quality of writing in my group, so was amazed that my little story was given such a good mark - thank heavens for different tastes, I say! Lol

I can't tell you how happy I am to get this. It has really given me the impetus I need to continue on with the course - especially as this new section - poetry - is a lot harder than I had expected.

Still, onwards and upwards, as they say - whoever 'they' are!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

TMA 02 is off!

Well, I finished editing my tutor-marked assignment, and sent it off yesterday, before I ended up editing it beyond existence! Lol

I'm fairly pleased with my story, and just hope it appeals to my tutor - and that I haven't overlooked anything too glaring.

It's such a personal thing, this writing. You spend so much time wrestling with it, trying to get it to go in the direction you want, and investing almost every hope and dream into it - and then you send it out into the world for others to read, and pull apart, and comment on . . . and a small part of you is wishing that you could keep it safe with you, where nobody can hurt it - this child of the imagination!

We started the next block this weekend - poetry this time.
I'm enjoying what I've read so far, and the first couple of activities have given me some ideas for poems, although they are very much still in the hesitant note stage still!
I've been looking forward very much to this section, as I've always written poetry - so I'll have to see how I get on with being so structured for a change. :~/

I've been writing a daily Haiku since the course started - well, to be strictly accurate, it's been more a weekly one, but it's something I've enjoyed doing, as it keeps the creative processes going. Here's today's one:

Sun glints on water.
A corruscoping pattern
blends eternally.