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Reading & Writing & Surviving

It’s October! I keep promising to keep up with this blog more, but I always end up crushed under a pile of other responsibilities that this ends up being the first casualty. So. I’m back! Maybe!

So I was recently accepted in Sierra Nevada College’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults.

It’s a mouthful, I know.

I was so nervous submitting my applications to any grad programs. I’ve always felt like I was a terrible student–at least academically speaking. But I got accepted to both programs I applied for! (But ultimately went with SNC due to the fact that it’s low residency and I can just work from home.)

So these past few months I’ve been reading & writing & surviving. Somehow. I’ve got plenty of books to read each month and plenty to write and revise too. It’s a lot, but I get individual attention to my work so that’s been incredibly helpful. Though I do prefer to just draft straight out before going back to revise.

It’s pretty fun stuff, getting to work with so many talented people (and incredibly smart people too!) and getting to see how I can grow with my craft. I know a lot of people don’t like MFA programs for a lot of reasons. Money being one of them. Trust me. I’ve pretty much doubled my student loans in just one year’s worth of grad tuition than I had with four and a half years of undergrad tuition.

But it’s been a great experience so far, and I can’t wait to see where it’ll take me next.

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