Nov 23, 2008, 1:51 PM
Re:Progress in the process
New to this forum, and for that matter, to the whole idea of getting an MFA. I'll spare the details, but I'm hoping to transition from a teaching career (6 years in an English Dept.) to writing. That said, I've gone hard and fast and am just getting the application process started now. I don't feel very stressed about deadlines - Brown and NYU are the only two between now and the new year - but I'm just curious if anyone else is in a similar situation. After reading numerous posts, I wonder if I should be more anxious?!
I should add: I may not be anxious because I haven't had much time to mull this over. I really have NO IDEA what my chances are of getting into any of the schools I applied to (Brown, NYU, New School, Brooklyn College, Washington U, Emerson, Antioch), nor can I really afford to think about it much, being a full-time teacher at present. In terms of my "qualifications"...I've never been published; I'm not a part of a literary community; I haven't done any workshopping since my undergrad days 5 years ago. I just enjoy writing, and believe I have some talent and promise. Is that enough??
Thanks for reading. =)
(This post was edited by meganmassaro on Nov 23, 2008, 1:58 PM)