I didn’t sleep very well last night. I woke up countless times during the night and so was shattered this morning. I could’ve stayed in bed too. I was the first one to turn up to work but as I don’t have a key I couldn’t get in and so I went and got a coffee from the chap in the park and waited for the others to show up.
I was really busy again, typing up article number four after receiving the response from Marie, the volunteer coordinator. Still no feedback on my other three and I won’t be getting the good or bad news until tomorrow or Wednesday now. It’s starting to get really frustrating but it’s out of my hands so I just have to concentrate on writing the next one until the results come back. It would be easier to get tickets to Glastonbury than it is to get someone to read my work and tell me how to fix it. Apart from the work I was assigned at the beginning of my time here, all the stories I have decided to write have been thought up by me, all of the interviews I have conducted have been in my own time and all the research I’ve done on my own, so part of me is thinking I’m going to have to go over everyone’s heads and send my work directly to VICE UK and ask them for feedback. Time is running out for me.
I didn’t have my Skype lecture on the weekend after all. My teacher lost her voice so it was postponed until tonight. She called me at 7:30 on the dot and we spent fifteen minutes talking through the work I have done and a further fifteen about the final assignments. I told her about the lack of feedback from my work and she said that’s what editors are like. If only she was the editor in work. I’d have resubmitted my work tons of times by now.
I then continued my Skype chatting. This time though I was to be speaking to Dom. We had a good long chat and it made me a bit homesick. It can get a bit lonely here in the evenings when the rest of my housemates are either out or locked away in their rooms and I’ve only got my homework to keep me company. Never mind. I’ve got a bit to do now to so that’ll keep me occupied until it’s time to hook up with everyone in my dreams.