Thursday, December 4, 2014

Annnnnd Now It's the End of the Year

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!