Jode’s going back to school, that’s what Jode is doing next.
Well, back to the Open University to be more precise. You may or may not know that I’ve been underpinning my writing ambitions by doing some OU courses over the last year.
I completed an introductory course for An Introduction To The Arts, as well as Creative Writing: Getting Started.
I’m now on to the big hitters – the 60pointers, as they are called, as they form 60 points each course towards my English degree.
The two courses I’m doing are Creative Writing… and… Beginners’ Italian.
Ok, the writing one speaks for itself, but… Italian?
I love Italian. I love the country, I love the lifestyle, the history, the football, the women (of course) and one day – for a writerly ambition – I would love to own a little villa sat on a hill overlooking the sea while I write my next bestseller. There’s no harm in ambitions is there? And we all know that I have had many, and completed all but one of them so far!! (finishing The Book, that is)
So, between 9am and 2pm every day (and most evenings) I will be studying a language, perfecting my art/writing, as well as churning out more pages for the criminally unloved Book.