That Work in Progress

I am finally-FINALLY-done with school. I now hold a BA in Writing Arts, an MA in Writing, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I have 10k left on my current work in progress and it’s killing. Because I’m at a point that gets my MC to the end. And I know how it ends. But between now and then something happens and I just haven’t figured that part out yet. It’s infuriating. But, I have some goals. My pinky fingers willing, I will get that last 10k done by April 30th, overhaul in May, and begin … Continue reading That Work in Progress

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The Year in Recap

It’s been a pretty big year for me. I’m in a loving, committed relationship, I graduated college, my dog died, we have two furry additions to the family, I was accepted to grad school…

I graduated with my BA this summer and I am seriously just amazed at myself. Growing up, I wasn’t what anyone would call an Honor Student. Yet, here I am, in a national honor society, with Magna Cum Laude on my degree. Man, if all those teachers could see me now. And you know what the weirdest part is? It wasn’t hard, it was just hard work. I just woke up one day and cared.

It hasn’t all been fun this year, though. Back in February we had to put my Belgian Shepherd, Precious, down. She was 14 years old, a month away from being 15, and couldn’t walk anymore. She suffered a stroke on a Saturday and we took her to the vet that Monday. It was so hard to put her into a box and wrap her up with a blanket that last time. Continue reading “The Year in Recap”

Some Writing Assignments

I am taking two classes this semester. I have my required Core I: Theories and Techniques of Writing class as well as Fiction Workshop and I’m honestly looking forward to this semester. Both classes look like they are going to be right up my alley and will be a lot of fun. I was talking with my mother’s friend last week and she asked me if I were being challenged in the program. It’s been one week and the only thing I know for certain is that I hate ice breakers. This week I have to write my life in … Continue reading Some Writing Assignments

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