25 October 2011

Travel Writing Course - Matador U Review

I finally took the leap and joined the Matador U Travel Writing Program, for $10 knowing I could cancel within a week.

This is my almost daily record/review so far.

Sun 16/10/11

It´s now almost 24 hours since I joined Matador U and I´m impressed so far. Telling myself I´d review their Writing Course helped sway me to part with $10 yesterday and another $290 in six days.
I´d also told myself I have seven days to cancel. I can´t see that happening. I want more hours in my days to spend more time perusing and digesting the course so far.

Mon 17/10/11

I´ve written a rambling blog post and submitted it to MatU as an evergreen piece. Scary stuff. Like handing in homework that you know is no good.
Not really sure about feedback, will it knock the confidence? (What confidence) I write by blog ´cos I want to. It´s selfish, an escape. Do I care if people like it or not. Some days yes others no.

We´ll see.

Definitely won´t be cancelling after 7 days though. I AM going to see this through and come out of the other side.
p.m Also submitted a short blurb to the Writing Lab a 24 hour open slot to submit any piece of writing. I put in an overview on Andalucia written to submit to Matador for their destination section.

Wed 19/10/11

Working on the 2nd part of Assignment 1 putting together a list of 5 publications/websites to pitch articles to. Spent far too long looking through other students list pinching some and making my own growing list of places to approach (one day maybe).

Sun 23/10/11

Getting a bit disillusioned now. No response to either piece from Matador people, one or two student responses.
Want some feedback to get onto next piece and it´s slow. Very slow. Many more days and I can see me losing enthusiasm to do more.

Mon 24/10/11

Got some feedback from the Writing Lab on my Andalucia overview – don´t use abound or charm! Still nothing on first assignment it´s been a week now.

Tue 25/10/11

Put my first piece on transitions (going between present and past) into Writing Lab. Scary stuff, putting yourself up for critique.