As this academic year pulls to a close (college breaks up next Wednesday), I'm starting to have to come to terms with one simple, horrifying fact; I'm not a kid anymore. Or rather, I soon won't be. This time next year I'll be getting ready to move out and head to university (assuming that I somehow manage to get into one). I'm supposed to apply for three universities, these are my three so far, in order of preference; Winchester, Portsmouth, Chichester. At Winchester they do a three-year-course called 'Professional and Creative Writing' and every module on it appeals to me, from poetry to writing graphic novels to scifi writing. The other two universities do courses called 'English and Creative Writing', which is pretty similar but less inclusive of all the cool modules that the other possesses. Universities, generally speaking, let you in based on UCAS points. An A-level grade A* is worth 140 points, A is worth 120, B 100, C 80, D 60, and E 40. For Winchester I'd need 300-340 points, for Portsmouth 240-300, and for Chichester 280-300. I already have some points from an AS I did whilst still at high school. All the courses require English at at least a B grade. Also, because of my personal circumstances, it's almost guaranteed that the universities will give me knock-off offers. I'm kind of torn between which one I really want to go to though. Winchester has my dream course (and is about half an hour from home), Portsmouth has the best student accommodation and night life, but then I think that Chichester is the nicest city out of the three. I know this probably doesn't interest you guys, but by writing it out it's helping me get my head around it all.
I'm trying to work on how I manage my time, both on this site and in real life. What I'm thinking, is that I'll dedicate Mondays and Fridays to being on dA. In terms of comments, I promise that I'll reply to all comments posted on journals, on my profile page, all notes and as many as I can on my work without spending hours on end online. However, I promise that I will still read every comment.
So, who's excited for summer? I am. I plan to spend it reading and writing. I'm currently reading a book by Stewart Ferris called How to be a Writer. Basically, it's a guidebook on how to write something worthy of publishing, which is my ultimate goal and, hopefully, what I hope to achieve (or at least attempt) over the summer break. Other things that I shall get up to include; going on holiday to Dorset the weekend after next, going to my dad's at some point to see my four siblings, making a first draft of my A-level English coursework (a satirical piece), doing research on the Cold War for my History coursework, and going up to my uncle's for a weekend of 'booze and barbecues'. Are guys going away anywhere nice?
Corporaterockwhore's Top Three Summer Songs:
- Wet Hot American Summer by Cobra Starship
2. Summertime by My Chemical Romance
3. The Rock Show by Blink-182