Over the next week, I hope to see a difference in my focus and work ethic.
I’m taking my MFA program seriously, I promise. I really do want to be a writer, which seems to mean that I want to read On Writing and Bird by Bird over and over again. Or it means that I want to watch Stuck in Love ten thousand times. I’m not sure if I actually… Continue reading Who Fails at Plot?!!!
To recap: Following the advice of two writers I knew, I decided I would leave the MA program if I gained acceptance to a low-residency MFA program. And to put pressure on it, the MA program I was currently in, closed registration within a few days of my decision to apply. This only mattered because… Continue reading MFA or Bust
It’s been a year since I decided to apply to a master’s program. My pastor had recently spoken about the company we keep. He’d said that if we remain in situations where we are always the smartest person in the room, we won’t grow. He said we should surround ourselves with people who inspire and… Continue reading The First Leap
So... who’s the nut with the failure plan? Turn around. It’s me. I'm the lady who sits behind you in church. I'm the loud lady who always has her hands lifted; who spends one Sunday bellowing about the Lord’s goodness and then the next Sunday drowning in her own unbelief. I’m the lady who spent… Continue reading Whose Big Idea Is This Anyway?