Wednesday, April 23
I have lot on my plate right now, so haven't been blogging - not that I really work on my assignments all of the time I sit in front of the computer, but blogging when I should be writing something else makes me feel guilty. I've been missing blogging though, so I'll probably post about everything I've been wanting to in a few days (i.e. nothing of great importance, as usual). Like last Sunday's post I didn't seem to have time to finish until today.
A short story for a writing course has been getting most of my attention. For me, creative writing is scary, since I don't think I'm very good at it, and this blog has been the most creative thing I've been writing in a long while (I used to keep a journal, but don't anymore). Top that with a fairly bad case of fear of the blank page (or screen). So I wasn't so happy about this assignment - but mysteriously, this time writing was almost easy at times, and I'm quite pleased with my little story.
(But thank heavens for the spell check in Word - as you may have noticed, I'm pretty lazy to keep an eye on whether I'm writing in British or American English while blogging, though it would probably be useful, and I feel bad about not doing it; but we had to mark all the assignments for our course as UK or US - and write in both language variants - and the little things like writing gray instead of grey escape me easily. Ok, enough about this rambling.)
Although there's been nothing after those rainy photos in my blog, we've had the perfect spring weather - sunny and windy - for several days in a row (I'm knocking wood here). The wind has been quite chilly, but it's lovely to wake up seeing sun and blue sky. It makes all this studying more a lot more bearable! Even though I don't really feel like going to a windowless classroom to write when it's sunny outside...
Last but not least, thank you for all your comments, once again! They've made my day, really. And thank you friends who do not comment, it's still nice to know you're there. :)
*And look, an abundance of brackets! Or parentheses, if you like that word more. I think it's my most common mistake when writing. Tai siis tarkoitan, että helmasyntini. En keksinyt sopivaa käännöstä. Helmasynti on hyvä sana!