Friday, September 03, 2010
The thing is though, that every time a semester rolls in, there's something I seem to have completely forgotten - that as a uni student, you don't actually have a life anymore! That's true. You register for a semester which in fact lasts a little over 4 months what with admin registration, despatch and receipt of study material, ordering and waiting for prescribed textbooks. In all this, the lecturers expect you to be handing in your first assignment - which if you're lucky, covers only half the syllabus and not the whole of it! - barely one month after registration closes. So I guess lecturers think uni students are a total different breed with mega brains and no life?
Past week saw me clocking in only about 1.5K on the WIP. Don't even mention the challenge story! Scenes dying away while screaming to be let out of the imagination, Word doc bliss-less-ly blank while you run around like a headless chicken trying to understand all the communication and management concepts being hurled at you!
Oh, did I mention I am still waiting on receiving my textbooks? Hopefully they should be making it in next week. Two days ago the card notice that a parcel has been received at the Port Louis parcel post office came in. My FIL granted them permission to forward the parcel to my town and now we're waiting. Sigh...
Oh wait - would you believe this? I was about to hit Publish when there was a knock at the door. Yups, my FIL just brought the parcel up! Yay - okay I'm seriously warped to be happy to get textbooks, but what can you do when you're a uni student...?
Anywayz, I might just come to a conclusion - semester time is not at all conducive to new writing! I might just have to stick to crits and rewriting/editting existing mss/WIPs until the storm abates circa start of November.
No wait... I will get some writing done in the meantime! That's the spirit, innit? :)
Taking this opp to wish all of you Americans a happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy yourselves with family (our most precious gift!) and have a blast!
From Mauritius with love,