I’m going to be starting a DIY MFA experience this month that (I hope) will last at least six months. I made my decision after hearing about this alternative to university life and what it can do if you are focused.
Will it do me any good? I am uncertain but I am going to go for it.
Each Tuesday, I will update on my accomplishments and stalls. I will be completely honest. At times, I will need your help, gentle readers. And, at other times, will need you to shove me out into the water so I may swim better.
The only real negative is not having a writing group to receive/give critique to. Part of the DIY MFA experience is community (and more than just blog feedback) but we’ll wing it.
Thursday, I plan on posting a mission statement, of sorts. Or, at least, what I am doing and hope to get out of it. We’ll see how it goes!
This is so inspiring, Jennifer! Seriously, it takes a lot of strength and creativity to go with your own path and I have no doubt you'll be successful. Please keep us posted on all the details. We're cheering for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I am just trying something new to focus on. I really want to learn but I don't have a classroom setting to do it in. So, I'll improvise.Delete
Trust me, eventually I am going to NEED a cheerleader or twelve to keep going. I'm glad to have you on my side.