Jan 30, 2011, 10:47 AM
Post #6228 of 6272
Hi to all (especially jrenee),
I've been lurking instead of posting because my MFA application experience is so . . . well, weird.
See, a little weird . . . Going for the MFA at all is a litmus test for me. A good idea? Or another excuse for me NOT to just hunker down and write? If I receive the thin envelope, I'm just going to hunker down and write.
- I applied to only ONE program - UNCW in Creative Nonfiction. I can't move the husband and the dog just anywhere, but Wilmington works. (If any faculty are lurking . . . the program looks awesome too!)
- I will earn my only degree, a BA in Liberal Studies, through UNC Greensboro's online program in May.
- Like many MFA hopefuls, I have not one publication credit to my name; but unlike most, I'll be sixty years old next month. (Shouldn't I have written more and published something by now?)
If, by some stretch, I get in with the other 6.25% of their successful applicants, I hope to meet jrenee and any other hopefuls on campus.
Meanwhile, I'm going to attempt to mentally move on, maybe even submit something somewhere! But please DO post if you start hearing from UNCW.
Happy writing to all,