Hello all and welcome to the weekly wrap-up for the week ending 15/9/17!
As predicted at the beginning of this week, there was not a lot of content and it was very slow. I spent a lot of the time healing up from this bad cold or flu (whatever it is) and I am still very lethargic. I cannot count the amount of times I will have to pause and cough while I am typing this. However, I am dedicated to posting these weekly updates and wrap-ups, so nothing will stop me... except for technical issues or death, but lets be positive! The only thing I was capable of doing this week other than lying in bed was attempting to finish my assignment, so anything else that was achieved (a blog post, for example) has me very proud. Never fear, I am definitely on the mend. Give me enough rest, chocolate, coffee or tea, and a good book and I'll be healthy again in no time!
The end of this week also marks the beginning of the university break, so the next two weeks will allow me some time to put some content together and post it out. The time will also be filled with catching up on assignments, filming and working. It's safe to say that the next couple of weeks will probably be as busy or busier than usual, but I will be able to put in some extra time on here and I am very excited about that.
Now let's get into the wrap-up!
I did really want to put up a review on The Fellowship of the Ring from The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien on Thursday. However, my ailment got the better of me. As I worked hard on my assignment, the exhaustion kicked in and I was unable to find the energy to write coherently. I decided it would be best to put up the review next week rather than try and put up something that wasn't up to standard. Make sure to keep an eye out next week for the review, and maybe you'll be lucky to see the review for The Two Towers as well!
At least there is one success this week, and that was the posting of the first instalment to the 'genre' series. The blog post about the genre fantasy finally became available to all of you and I am very happy with this achievement. On the Wednesday that it was posted, I was able to dig into the reserves of energy and finish it up. You can check it out here. I hope to continue that series as the website progresses, so if you have any recommendations or suggestions in relation to it then let me know!
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien (and if you saw on the TaleInferno Instagram today, you would have seen the unfortunate incident that occurred between my book and my fruit salad this afternoon).
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
Achievements of the week
Basically, anything I achieved this week were a result of a lot of perseverance. Although not a lot was done, it was enough for me to be content. I didn't end up filming this week but that was for a number of reasons and not just because I was sick. However, I was able to complete my other assignment to a standard I was very happy with. The assignment involved having to write three different business documents and it amazes me how language can be transformed to communicate the same idea or item. It's something we tend to take for granted but if you were to look at a whole range of different pieces of writing that you have produced, you would probably be astounded how different the language is in each piece. It's pretty awesome to think about and to be able to do it so naturally is phenomenal.
Quotation of the week
'The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.'
-Anaïs Nin (taken from a tweet by Penguin Books UK).
And that's the wrap-up for this week. Everything should get back to normal next week, and I do hope this dreaded cough leaves me over the weekend.
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.