Didn't do too much today.
Sorted the relevant bits and pieces for my tutorial this afternoon.
15:00 Tutorial went well.
Prepared material for Slough Writers Group 19:00 - 21:00
I've been beavering away with my OU studyies. I'm ahead of myself now and am taking a break until Saturday when I will begin Unit 4 - First Impressions of poetry. I'm not looking forward to it as I struggle with poetry and have never studied it before.
During the rest of this week, I will be studying 'Grammar', which I struggle with. I don't know my nouns from my verbs nor my adverbs from my adjectives etc!. I don't remember doing it at school nor since. I've written over 50 features for leaisure and lifestyle magazines, so I must be doing something right!
Yesterday, I bought a new printer. My old one was playing up. I'm pleased with the new one, a Canon Pixma 2600.
It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been busy with my Open University studies.
On Monday 13th Feb, I had my first 'tutorial' session, and I seem to be doing reasonably well. I explained my difficulties with organising my notes. I explained that I had started using a card index system of keeping my notes. I have started a 'Learning Notes' file and an online 'Study Diary'I spent some time getting one of my Fire 7 tablets working and downloading some Kindle books for study.
I wasn't well this morning. I always have 'bad' mornings after I've taken my morning medication.
This morning, I stayed in bed and did some research on the theme of UK protest. I searched for a number of texts including the printed word, audio and video clips. I did this in preperation for future units/blocks.
This afternoon, my tutor rang to introduce herself and explain a little about what would be happening. I explained that I'd already completed the 'Module introduction' and why I'd done it a week early. She said that was fine. She booked a tutorial for next Monday.
I've finished OU studies for the day now. This evening is 'Slough Writers Group'.
I've been experiencing problems that, according to my doctor, are probably linked to one of the tablets I take. It's going to be difficult to work out which, as I take 33 tablets a day.
The symptoms cause me to feel very unwell for 2 - 3 hours after taking my morning medication. I feel giddy/dizzy; everything looks dark and 'watery'; and when I stand up, everything goes dark and I feel faint and sometimes I do faint and/or collapse.
My doctor wants me to take my blood pressure every day, for a week. Once before I take my morning medication, once when the symptoms come on (soon after taking my medication) and one hour later.
Watch this space!
I started my Open University module yesterday. I think it's going to be really good. The theme is 'Popular Protest'. The module lasts 30 weeks, so that's me busy until September!
I've chosen this module in preparation for doing a BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree with the Open College for the Arts, which will take up the next 3 - 4 years.
I'll try to update this blog on a regular basis.
BTW: I've recently become a member of the Society of Authors and the Gay Authors Workshop.