Despite lacking confidence at the beginning, I had a great tempo run Wednesday night. My run last night went well too. I'm finding that throughout the day my energy and enthusiasm dampens but getting out for a run is uplifting. Nothing like a good run to cure the taper or any kind of blues.
Last week I mentioned the spelling errors in the lecture/syllabus for the creative writing class I',m taking. The instructor did acknowledge that it was done on purpose (thank goodness). Here’s what he says ”Some of you noticed that there was spelling errors, grammar problems with the first lecture (and if you didn't that is alright - not all writers are editors). I did this for a reason. When a reader finds mistakes, they unconciously look for more mistakes. Their enjoyment of the writing is lost. Make sure that you reread your work and correct any errors that you find. People want to read to enjoy the story, not become an editor.” (I didn’t notice till I copied/pasted that unconsciously was spelt wrong). I’ve continued to be negative on the class that hasn’t even officially started yet. There is a whole mess-up with the book for class too so all my proactive planning got me no-where. There is a mess-up on when the class starts. His first week assignment is to start a memoir 1000-2000 words. Fine. The next week says to write another 2000 words. Wouldn’t it have been helpful to have known that at the beginning to pick a topic? Not to mention the first weeks assignment said 8 pages MAX. Obviously that can’t be 8 pages max if you just added another 2000 words. I know I'll learn something but am disappointed at the way the class is starting. Have you ever taken a class where it was disorganized and you thought the professor, although must be smart, was a doofus?
For any of you considering to get into the rental housing business…DON’T. That’s my advice.
Did you know there was an 8th dwarf? His name was Sleazy but that’s inappropriate for a kids cartoon so they had to RIF him right after the casting call.