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Struggling again!


Just when i thought i was on target with the Month 2 assignment, i find I'm struggling again! I thought I'll share this with all of you, as you guys have been so encouraging with your feedback and just spurring me on.

It looks like i wont be able to make the Aug 2 deadline and the earliest i can post my article is 5 or 6 Aug. Thats cos i am meeting 2 (and maybe even a third!) women who have experienced and suffered through the unstated stigma of being a single mom and widow. They live in a pretty rural area, about 5 hours away from where i live and I'm planning to travel there on 4th, visit with them and do the inerviews and stay overnight before returning home on wed.

I wrote to Jennifer earlier today saying i wish that doing interviews and finding the right people to interview was easier than this!!!

I met one woman earlier this week but her story doesnt give me any colour or an interesting personal story. So what do i do? I can do a draft for the sunday deadline, with facts & information, but this is not at all what i plan to write as the Frontline journal article. so i decided why should i try to fabricate a draft when I'm going to come face to face with the real thing in just a few days?!

May i also say that I am cheering for all of you to make the 2 Aug deadline, and have been enjoying reading some of the articles already posted. I feel like i'm on a different planet, not just on a frontline! you ladies are all doing such amazing writing.

Thank you for all your feedback and for assuring me that my story idea wasnt as far-out as i thought it was!

Hugs to you all,



Maria de Chirikof's picture

Hi there

I think you should definately post a "rough rough" draft for them to see then it can be considered for the magazine thing. You can do something like (this paragraph will highlight this angle) for the spots you intend to fill in with the interview material.

I think that way they can see how you plan to structure it and suggest ways to shape it. I know they want us to try to meet deadlines so posting something is important.

The thing I find is I keep changing the beginning paragraph since new ideas keep popping into my head for it! I am doing my final rewrite to fit the newest one and hope to get mine posted sometime tonight or before work tomorrow.

I look forward to reading your draft!


Dando's picture

Good News!

Jennifer has just extended the deadline upto this sunday 9th August, So don't worry coz you have all the time to make it even more beautiful. You can find the information in the correspondant class.

Love you and best of luck

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