I am elated to announce that I will (finally) be graduating with my Bachelor's degree (in English) in May. This after having begun it 24 years ago.
However excited I am about this accomplishment, I'm realistic enough to know that it really gets me squat (other than a warm fuzzy feeling). So, I'm in the process of shopping for an MFA program in creative writing. Because our family is not in a financial position to be able to relocate so that I can attend a program full time, I'm looking for a low residency program.
I was excited to apply to the program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. I have waited patiently and expectantly for several months now for an answer.
Today I got an e-mail with the news: I wasn't accepted to the program.
Like any artist, I took this rejection personally.
Despite this setback, I have several more programs on my list where I still need to apply. Hopefully one of them will see some promise in my writing.
If anyone has any recommendations for a good low residency MFA creative writing program, I'd love to hear about it.
Until I'm finally accepted somewhere (which is all each of us really wants, anyway, isn't it?!), I'll try not to feel too dejected over my first rejection.