Diary of an English student

Well here is my blog. Welcome, come in, wipe your feet and grab a beer.

I’m going into final year of my BA in the National University of  Ireland Maynooth. That means a big-ass dissertation/creative writing project, a lot of essays and severe curtailing of my xbox time. My minor subject is Greek and Roman Civilisation, much more relaxed but English is still my favourite. I love that feeling of emptiness I get after finishing a really good book, like there’s something missing now that you don’t have that book to read anymore. I want to be an author and I hope some day something I write will leave people feeling like that. This blog is basically going to be about my experiences studying english in Maynooth and english in general. I’ll post discussions on interesting things I’ve learned or noticed, reviews of the odd book I get time to read that’s not on the course (or ones on the course I particularly enjoyed), explorations of the essay topics I’ll be given, bits and pieces about writing and my experience of writing.

This move was prompted by a friend’s blog,  he reviews YA fiction and posts teasers from his intriguing novel and I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. I started a novel at the beginning of summer that I intend to submit for my final year creative writing project and have only squeezed out a few thousand words. Hopefully the obligation to post to the faceless internet might push me to stay focused and write more frequently.

That’s the theory anyway…