Well, I obviously had a lackluster year of blog posting! Things were a bit crazy this year, so I didn't have much time to give this place the attention it deserves. I've got some awesome news to report, though: I'm going back to school for an MFA in creative writing. I spent most of summer putting together my application, writing sample, essays, etc. and sent all those goodies to the University of Southern Maine. In September, I found out that I had been accepted into their Stonecoast MFA Program! It's a low residency program, so I don't have to quit my job in order to attend school. I'm required to attend a 10 day residency period twice a year, but otherwise, the majority of work will be done online. I'm excited and stressed out. I'm already neck-deep in work (required readings, workshopping) even though I don't technically start until January.
Which leads me to the future of this blog. I haven't been maintaining it at all this year, and the next two years are going to be even more insanely busy. I think it's best if I put this place on semi-hiatus. Yes, I'm sure all two of you are disappointed. :) I may post about my experiences as an MFA student, but I can't guarantee I'll have the time or energy to post on a regular basis. So I guess I'll say this: the blog will be inactive starting today, but there may be a few surprise posts next year.
Thanks for reading. Advanced merry Christmas and a happy New Year!