Yesterday I worked on a formal project proposal. I surrounded myself with grammar books and word origins books. I looked on line for these types of books – not to borrow from the library but to add to my collection. I’m currently reading a grammar book – partly to refresh my memory but also because I’m enjoying it. I think it is official – I’m a word / grammar geek.
I finished my proposal and sent it off to my professor tonight. Hopefully he reads it and will allow me to do it. I have no idea if it is what he is looking for but I think it will be interesting.
In my linguistics class, I’m not doing well. There are a couple of concepts that I’m struggling with. I am not one to give up lightly so I’m reading articles on one of the topics which I’m hoping will clarify it for me. No, these weren’t assigned by the professor – I just don’t like not understanding.
I emailed my creative writing professor thinking the grade she gave me on my story was a bit low. Her response reminded me I’m good but I’m not perfect. I definitely learned a lot from the response and it helped me to clarify a few writing issues.
School is going okay despite my grumbling and frustration. I have to remember that I can think and do the things asked of me. It won’t necessarily be a cake walk. If I don’t like an assignment then I have to work harder to make it my own.
Ultimately the goal is to be the best damn writer and editor I can be. These classes and degree are going to help me along that path so long as I stay out of my own way.