Last week I wrote about how I'd finally got round to starting my Freelance and Travel Writing Course with the London School of Journalism. Yesterday I received the first feedback from my tutor. There wasn't a lot (it would have been a HUGE blow to my confidence if he'd obliterated my assignments with red pen!), but what there was, was really positive. He even said my English skills were exemplary. Exemplary! Such a nice word; sort of rolls off the tongue. Hopefully, I'll be hearing it a lot more over the coming months.
He has provided me with a list of recommended reading. I got straight onto Amazon and, as some of the books were extremely cheap, I have them winging their way to me as we speak.
I've downloaded my second lesson and have already started working on it. If I keep up this level of enthusiasm, I'll have to re-assess my previous estimate of 45 years being the amount of time I'll need to complete the course!