I'm afraid I'm feeling pretty low myself at the moment! After teetering on the brink for a bit, my general feelings about life plummeted two days ago, thanks to one person who clearly has no idea how her manner can affect people; it's someone I work with, and she called and talked to - no, not to - at and over me in such a way that I've been thinking about it since and feel that I never want to try to communicate with her again. Telling you that is helping me rather than you - it does help to write things out, I find.
But I did complete a qualification in art history called a Postgraduate Certificate this year (I think I mentioned working on it in some of my journals). A couple of months ago I was awarded 'Pass with merit', which I was pretty happy with.
Good luck with your own endeavours. Sounds like hard work indeed!
Thank you. I think trends are a bigger deal than they used to be, but I base that mostly on the way new books are very often marketed as 'for fans of' certain authors or franchises (e.g. Sally Green's latest, which I mentioned, is apparently 'for fans of Game of Thrones' [though I am not one]). I swear they never used to do that - they'd just let the genre speak for itself and let readers decide whether it's for them or not!
Very excited over here. If one doesn't indulge in such joys as one can at a time like this, one might as well not bother getting out of bed in the morning (actually, I didn't this morning - I felt so darn lethargic that I waited until pretty much the afternoon ).
I never offer to judge because I always think I might want to enter both categories - and this time I hope I actually manage to do so, since the only new target I can chase is placing twice!
Small goal for the donation pool this year! Looks like somebody surpassed it already.