I am still going over the lowercase in the Gentle Gothics section of Colour and Curves. I am definitely going to go over them again, look closely and circle areas of needed improvement. Gothics in general have always been a problem for me. I think I have always considered Blackletter beautiful, but illegible. Alice Young's Gentle Gothics drop the elements that make it hard to read and emphasize the beauty.
Anyway, I got the 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen, so now have a complete set and am practicing the Gentle Gothics with the correct sized nib.
Last Saturday, I took and insightful and delightful Brush Calligraphy class with my new friend, Debi Sementelli. My biggest take-aways were: go slow, lighten up my touch for hairlines, start the oval containing letters (like 'a') below the the waistline, and turn your page on strokes that won't allow you to pull your strokes toward you. Loved it! I look forward to working with her and taking more of her classes.