Still Striving to improve myself, one board break at a time

Hello! Did you miss me? I’ve been busy with my online schoolwork lately, so haven’t made time for my blog. I’ve learned quite a LOT in the past several weeks. One of the things I’ve learned is that I don’t know as much as I think I know!

I scored a 97% on my final exam, so I’m confident that I made an “A” in the class. It wasn’t about the “A” though, it was about learning to write. I suffer from a lot of negativity, whether it’s real or not. I have to work on my own insecurities and work through them. I cannot spend all my time being afraid to write. That’s what I’ve been up until recently.

It took me almost two weeks to get caught up because I let myself slack off. I had a few days off last week to hang out with my husband for our anniversary (20 years) and I pushed myself to sit down and read my work. Plus, I did the assignments that were in the lessons. Now that I’ve been through one class, I’m thinking that I need to go ahead and attack a couple of other classes. I may have to put myself into an actual SCHOOL setting, not just an online setting. Sure, the online setting is great because I can do it in my own time, but at the same time, the fact that it’s online gives me more time to slack off and not write. Or whatever I’m doing.

I feel pretty good about the piece of writing I started this morning. It’s about my first Martial Arts class. I didn’t let that nasty little voice in my head get to me. I just woke up, went out, played with the puppy and then came in and attacked my work. I feel pretty good about it.

Now that the class is over, I plan on writing in my blog a little more. I plan on setting some goals and accomplishing them. I may even share those goals.

Would you like to come along for the ride?

Comments on: "Creative writing class completion" (1)

  1. You’re not alone with any of that, you know. I’ve been quite astonished to discover in my reading that every one of those issues is common to just about everyone who picks up a pen. (Including, of course, me. Annoying.)

    Natalie Goldberg’s good on the subject… she’s made several books out of it. Marcia Golub has a very nice and funny book, too…

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