I am not lost…

June 2, 2015

Long Time No See / MFA Programs

Hey there everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted last, and I apologize for that. (Actually as I look back, it’s less time than I thought. But it’s still more time than is really permissible.) I still owe a good friend a review for her book that I read, and I intend to deliver. Things are still going a little rough for me; I haven’t found a new job yet, I’m still doing battle with depression (though the new meds are working better than any of the others), and it’s hard to find a pattern or routine when there’s–quite literally–nothing forcing you to do anything. But I’m still going to try.

However, I’m back today to bring some attention to an article I just read, and talk about what it made me think. Before jumping under the cut, go take a look at Kameron Hurley’s article “I Don’t Care About Your MFA.”┬áThen let’s chat.



February 6, 2014

The Best Words

I received my first packet back from my graduate school mentor today, and was thrilled to see that I’d managed to obtain a perfect 10/10 on the work. After a semester of seemingly above average work and only coming away with average grades to show for it, this is a wonderful pick-me-up for my inspiration. The last few sentences my mentor gave me were particularly interesting.


November 27, 2013

The Concept of the “Aspiring Author”

Filed under: Writing — R @ 4:31 pm

I’ve seen this phrase around a lot lately, and I wanted to finally get some of my words on the page about it. (Also, despite the impending deadline, I’m taking a breather from my NaNo novel before the three-hour drive ahead of me that I can write on. Go Thanksgiving travel time!) Because this not only something that I think the writing world needs to take a very serious look at, it ties in directly to one of the things I am most thankful about in regards to my writing degree program.

So let’s do this double-header before I fall asleep from a tryptophan coma, yes?


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