First Year of MFA Done

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My last class was a week ago, but I’m still kind of in a state of disbelief. It feels like the end of last semester was just a few weeks ago. I can’t believe this year went by so fast and that my MFA is half-done. Even though, I am sad not to be in my classes anymore, I’m also pretty excited about the work I have ahead of me this summer. My writing teacher gave me a great direction for what story I should be working on this summer (which fingers crossed might turn into my first book). I have a really exciting internship in the children’s department of a literary agency that starts in a few weeks. 

Part of me is freaking out a little bit. I stress out about timelines I set for myself. Goals that I want to accomplish so much that I kind of wish they were already done (even though the reason I want to accomplish them is that I like the doing not just the done … if that makes any sense?). So yeah, I’m a little sad this first year is over. I only have one more semester of classes and then my thesis and then who knows? But I’m trying to focus on the part of me that is excited, and I know that all of me is incredibly grateful for this experience and all of the people who’ve made this year so amazing.

*Sorry for using the word exciting so many times in this post. I guess it’s a good thing I have a year left before I’m considered a “master” in writing.

4 thoughts on “First Year of MFA Done

  1. Sounds like you’ve had an awesome year in NYC! I’ve missed keeping up with and your book and adventures. Good luck with the internship. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

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