Hola (take fourth-four) Amigos!
I have some big, crazy news…but, I must update you all on little things first.
1) My dissertation is now well underway and going really good (I think) so I want to start off by saying a massive thank you to everyone that emailed me, commented on the PDA society forum & commented here, I’m honestly not sure it would be going anywhere near as well as it is without all of you! It’s been a massive help to me. I’ve also changed the character, I was originally going to do a young boy, about 8 but have changed him to more like 14…I got much more feedback for this age group and I felt I was able to dig into his head more. He’s becoming a character I hold extremely close to my heart.
2) Christmas? COVID? How is everyone finding it? What a stressful, horrible situation we all live in at the moment. I really pray all of you are keeping as sane as you can. It’s so hard not to go into a deep depressive stage which I’ve found myself slipping into a lot; please just know you have every right to be upset and annoyed and let yourself feel those feelings; you’re well within your right too. Having said that, I hope you all have a good Christmas, and if you’re struggling with that..I hope you just have a normal day with lots of food. I’m always there for a chat in my email – firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Are you ready for my big news???? I’ve got an offer to do my Masters in Creative Writing at the university of Lincoln (where I am currently doing my BA.) If I’m honest, I’m beyond proud of myself. It takes a lot for me to feel proud of myself, if I didn’t have 100% I never felt the proudness that other people felt of me. But the day I got my offer through I was over the moon. I now need a 2:1 to confirm my space which I’m praying that I achieve.
From the girl who hid under tables in nursery, got violent with her mum when it came to taking her to primary, begged to be homeschooled in secondary and truly hated sixth form..I’m now going on to do my MA! Miracles can happen, anything can happen. Please push towards your dreams. I cannot wait to see my name on book shelves when I create my first piece of work..(I’m hoping my dissertation will be a published piece when all the grading is out of the way! I don’t think there’d be a better start to my author career than explaining how my head works, albeit through a fictional character).
Again, as always, I’m here over email at any point.
Thank you & speak soon,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2021 can only get better, right?
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