Monday, 25 August 2008

OU Anonymous

I'm finished with the OU, honest. I've signed on for this Birkbeck course in novel writing which starts in September and the plan is to spend the next eight or so months trying to find out if I can actually write a novel - a novel that someone else wants to read and, ideally, someone else wants to publish and other people want to buy. So why why why do I keep popping onto the OU course website and keep clicking on the Shakespeare course? And its got an exam and I am hopeless at exams, my school actually drugged me with tranquillisers to get me through my A'levels and I always dropped at least 10 points on my course work on every OU exam I ever took.

Help.

5 comments:

BarbaraS said...

I do know what you mean - I kept in regular contact with the message boards until fairly recently. But after spending a year at Queen's, I find myself being very wistful about the MA crowd I studied/workshopped with and am trying to find ways of sneaking myself back into classes... it's a bit like a button that was pushed and no-one can find how to turn it off! Help!

Best of luck with Birkbeck - I've heard amazing things about it and I know someone who teaches there, but I think it might not be on the CW side, not sure. You're going to love it :)

belle said...

Shakespeare course? Go on, do it. You know you want to. Mwha ha ha haaa!

riverwillow said...

barbaras, I know I will love Birkbeck as I've taken a couple of their CW courses in the past and they have always been fun. As for 'cutting the cord' I guess we both need time to move on...

Belle, LOL, a much more restrained comment that I was expecting :o)

BarbaraS said...

Belle - restrained... hee hee hee!

belle said...

I'll have you know, Ms Babs, I am the epitome of restraint! It was late. I was tired. And the ten page essay comment I was preparing vanished into the ether ... ;)