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Merry Monday - Good News!

pen_and_bookOn Saturday, I was informed that I've been accepted to college! I'll be studying Scriptwriting at Algonquin College in the Fall. The program has me more excited than any other I've taken. I'll be learning about the history of film in Canada, how to write for actors/digital media/broadcasting/screen, basic video production, the business side of script writing, and there's a field placement. I also read about how they often have a field trip where they take students out to pitch scripts to people who make movies happen. I think it might actually be at the Toronto Film Festival. I'm super eager to start the course! Seriously, if I had the books I'd already be reading them and like Hermione know a lot of the answers on day one...

It's good that I don't have them yet as I have to prepare financially for this. One of the things to decide is whether or not to get the laptop I really want or to go with something cheaper to save cash. I really want one that coverts to a tablet, but I think I could save like $400 or so going with less. Decisions... I mean eating and my mortgage are pretty important, but gadgetty goodness!

Other good news? I will have an article published soon in Onder Magazine about how composing music and writing stories are similar activities. I'll let you know when you can get your hands on it, as soon as I know :)

I will also be part of another Eighth Ripple Press anthology, which is slated for October. Steamy Cogs is an anthology of Steampunk Romance stories. This is my current WIP. I only have most of it left to write and I have to type it sans my left index finger as I cut the tip of that one. I learned how to type with injured fingers that year I successfully completed NaNoWriMo. It feels weird to do it though. And I keep forgetting it until the pain shoots through my finger. That happened the NaNoWriMo time too. Didn't learn the lesson the first time...

One sad thing. I accidentally killed a bird when it swooped under my car as I exited a highway ramp on Sunday. Poor birdie didn't have a chance. RIP little pigeon :'(

I'm off to memorize a book report in French before tonight as our teacher wants us to present this one without notes. Though I hate presentations less than I used to, this one is in another language, which adds a whole new layer of yuck. I think he wants to see how well we improvise. He might have us repeat it too. Extra yuck.

Oh, I have a small book around here on writing scripts. I can read that before school and then give it back to my friend...

French first though.

Salut,
R~

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