Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Nearing the cut-off date!

I've been so busy with my course work, and other studies, this last few weeks, there haven't been enough hours in the day to come on to my blog, let alone write anything in it! :)

I've been unable to sleep tonight, so I thought I'd come along here, and catch you up with what's happening with my studies - obviously quite a lot, of course! Lol

I've been nose-to-the-grindstone with this next TMA work, busily writing the script of my TMA 01 story, and editing, editing, editing!
I've been amazed at how much my story has had to change, so that I can transcribe it into a radio script, and having to change a very visual prose into an oral peice has been very difficult at times. I managed to do it, though, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Lol

The blood, by the way, was where I cut my finger on some paper - don't laugh, that really hurts, you know! {g}
The sweat was caused by wrestling with my story, and trying to keep the core of it as true as I could, while changing so much at the same time. :(
The tears were when I couldn't see a way forward - luckily I managed in the end!

So I'm now at the point where I've got a - rough - draft of my TMA 02, and I've even managed some commentary and references as well! Lol

Now all I have to do, is get a willing ear (my daughter is visiting, so guess who I've selected. Lol), and I'll read it all, timing as I go, to make sure I've written the fifteen minutes of radio script I've been asked to do. 
I just hope, and pray, that I've witten enough because, if I have to find any more, I feel my creativity will be sadly lacking at this stage :/

Anyhoo, I've got until the 8th January to fine-tune this minor miracle, and then all I can do is keep everything crossed that I've done enough, and well enough, to pass this next TMA! :)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Oh dear! I didn't realise just how much I was neglecting my blog recently!

In my defence, I've been up to my eyes in learning about scriptwriting, plus still haven't got over the utter exhaustion left over from the swine flu thing!

But, first of all, I must tell you - I got a whopping 80% for my TMA!
I was utterly gobsmacked by it, and would have jumped about madly, if I'd physically been able to {g}
Considering that I wrote it while delirious with swine flu, I was expecting a bare pass, if possible, so to get this sort of result is utterly brilliant!! Maybe I should get ill for every TMA? Lol

Secondly. I'm really, really enjoying the scriptwriting!
I was quite daunted by the whole thing when I first looked at the course book, but I seem to have taken to it like a duck to water, and am loving the activities we're asked to do in practice of it all.
I've actually been writing scripts that have nothing officially to do with the activities - just for the sheer joy of writing them - am I sad, or what? Lol

I've always loved writing, but I've found an extra germ of creativity with the scriptwriting - maybe it's just that this is such a new form for me, but I'm truly excited at what I'm learning - and hope this keeps on for the rest of the course!

Hope you all have as much enjoyment in whatever you choose to do, creatively!