My first assignment for the OU Advanced Creative Writing course was duly despatched last night. After spending time on the novel and other small bits and pieces it was weird having to write to length and to a deadline again, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Tomorrow is a writing workshop, the first of two on the course and a chance to meet our tutor, so I'll be off into London for the day, a welcome break after a very stressful half term.
I have been inspired and encouraged by Calistro's recent wonderful news, and now that the assignment is out the way it will be back to the novel next week.
Three notable things:
1. Snow on our cars yesterday morning, almost unknown in October.
2. Our little neighbour was thrilled with the Maltesers we gave him for Trick or Treating this evening.
3. Son 1's discharge is being planned due to the fantastic progress he has made in recent weeks.