I got my MA results through the post today - several weeks before I was expecting them, that's for sure. Not only did I pass, but I also got a Merit! I may or may not have squealed in excitement and yelled 'yes!', complete with fist-pump in the air.
Needless to say this is beyond what I was expecting and a lovely surprise to get through the post! And I do love surprises! (Nice surprises, obviously. Not like 'Surprise, there's cat sick on the carpet. Again.')
Now I just have the agonising financial expense of getting them hard-bound. Probably wouldn't be too much bother to someone with a job - alas that I don't fall into that category.
But yay I officially have a Masters! Stick with the positives here, people. And I also managed to buy some things for Christmas today in Romsey which I have been looking for since around September. So good day all round chaps :D
As for the writing shenanigans, I'm still on schedule. I started Chapter 49 today. After that, it will only be two freaking chapters left. Of this book, obviously. When I was writing out my more detailed flow-chart planny businesses for Chapters 48-51, I was already thinking 'and then in the first couple of chapters in the second book I could...'
No. Stop it. Finish the first bloody book first. Sheesh.
Yeah, that's so not going to work is it? Dear oh dear. And I now need to maybe get a polished draft of Hide and See done by March as I'm considering entering the 'Good Housekeeping' novel competition as recommended by Reb. It all depends on whether I can actually force myself to do some meaningful editing. Hmm, miracles do happen I suppose...
Right, back to Chapter 49. I've left them all smack bang in the middle of a gunfight. Oops.