Hello all and welcome to the wrap-up for the week finishing 29/9/17!
First of all, I'd like to apologise. I promised a lot this week and ended up only being able to post the update and this wrap-up. There was a review planned, a possible blog post about my Seven Days of Spontaneity, and other ideas that were thrown around. Unfortunately, time got the better of me and as much as I wanted to throw some content together, I didn't want anything to seem rushed or not up to standard. It was a possibility that this would be the case. More things popped up as the week continued and before long, every minute of it was filled with things to do, so when night time came around I was too exhausted to do much else.
It sounds like a list of excuses and I hope I haven't disappointed anyone. I will endeavour to do more in future, it was just this week was a little too difficult to work around. With university back next week and other exciting opportunities popping up here and there, I hope to be able to slip into a routine where I can find the time to balance life in and outside of this blog. The semester is coming to an end, so there is a lot of flexibility regarding time and hopefully I can keep my promises in future.
Anyway, lets get into this wrap-up!
It was planned that I would post the review on The Two Towers by J R R Tolkien. Unfortunately, as I said earlier, time got the better of me. I plan on posting this early next week. Since The Lord of the Rings is so iconic, I want to make sure the reviews convey that. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the rest of the series done and reviewed soon!
I was planning on putting something up regarding my Seven Days of Spontaneity. However, I decided against it since I didn't have the time and I didn't want to start adding random content that did not necessarily link to the main concept of this website. I want this website to be about reviewing stories and inspiring readers and writers alike. There seemed to be no way I could interweave that with this blog. However, I did post a few images on the TaleInferno Instagram account, so go check that out.
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to finish it this week.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
Achievements of the week
If you have been keeping up with my personal Twitter and Instagram account (or occasionally the TaleInferno social media), you would have noticed all the different activities I had been up to for my assignment. It has been a lot of fun and I have achieved many things. Each day has provided some highlights.
The first was a cultural expedition through the state library, museum, art gallery and city botanic garden and I learned a LOT about South Australia I didn't know beforehand. The second day had me attempt (and succeed) the Waterfall Gully to the summit of Mount Lofty hiking trail, which offered some AMAZING views and made me feel rejuvenated. The third day involved me facing my fears of heights by climbing around the Mega Adventure Park, which was absolutely exhilarating. I calmed the adventure down by the fourth day, focusing on the beauty of Hahndorf and the indulgent German food and drink available.
Today marks the fifth day, which will have me back in the city. It will involve me experiencing the late night shopping available in Rundle Mall and the surrounding streets while also checking out the night life in general. Then I will have weekend to complete this assignment. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what I am going to do because that's the point of the spontaneous adventures, it's all decided on the day!
Quotation of the week
'Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.' - William Faulkner. Found from a tweet by Penguin Books UK.
And that's it for this weekly wrap-up! Again, I apologise for the broken promises this week. I will try to make amends next week and get back to igniting the story!
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.