Important decisions are not easy to make. If something’s worth doing, it’s going to take both time and effort to complete it properly. The art of balancing is what I think University life is all about. It’s a complex period of negotiating your time between work, play, family and friends. The past two and a half years of my learning here at Winchester all culminate in a final assignment that is worth the biggest proportion of the final grade. The dreaded d-word: dissertation.
For my creative writing degree, this takes the form of the opening chapters of a novel, alongside an essay describing your own writing process. It matters, this piece of writing. It’s a daunting prospect to a novice writer like myself. 10,000 words seems impossible right now. So I’ve made the decision to focus entirely on my dissertation. I need to put in 100% effort if I want to achieve the grades I think I’m capable of.
I will be taking a blogging break commencing now. I shall hopefully return by mid-March, once the dissertation deadline has passed. I hope my kind followers will stick with me through this break. I’m not leaving my blog permanently, just for a short time to concentrate solely on my degree. I’m sure you understand.
Best wishes to you all.
Hi, I always read but don’t comment very often. I think you are being really sensible, save your energies for your dissertation, give it everything you’ve got and you will never have to live with the niggling thoughts of “what if?” . Best wishes xx
I understand completely and would like to wish you all the very best for this. I hope it all goes well and the words flow when they are supposed too.
See you back soon, hopefully with a brilliant dissertation under your belt 🙂
This is really the last hurdle of your degree, so you have to give it all your attention. Very best of luck, and I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. I am off on a wonderful holiday, so will be absent myself!
Good luck for your dissertation – it sounds intense!! Hope you also have some fun throwing yourself into it!