Golden Ticket

I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition, or in a way, it's a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life - I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don't know what's going to happen. Daniel Radcliffe

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First Drafts: Chapter One

Is it just me or has January flown by before you had the chance to get comfortable writing 2015? I bid farewell to Tennessee last Friday and returned to Texas after a long absence. To me, two years and eight months seems like forever, but in reality it wasn't that long at all. I am grateful … Continue reading First Drafts: Chapter One

Pomp and Circumstance

It's New Year's Eve and instead of making resolutions for 2015 or waiting to watch the ball drop in Times Square I am looking forward to the fact that tomorrow I get to sleep in. December has been a busy month and I have much to be grateful for. In fact, I am about to embark on my next … Continue reading Pomp and Circumstance

“I Should Be Writing” and Other Things I Keep Telling Myself

I should be writing. I know. I'm blogging, so technically I am writing, but I'm not writing. My MFA defense was nine weeks ago - NINE WEEKS, and I still haven't written anything that doesn't fall into the category of editing my thesis. I now hate the word "thesis". The mere thought of looking at mine … Continue reading “I Should Be Writing” and Other Things I Keep Telling Myself

Man down! Life After Defense

MFA creative writing student returns from thesis defense with a bruised ego, but a sea of supporters rebuilds her confidence as she makes plans to return home to Texas.

Tennessee Texan

Hello again! Long time no see. I know it's been ages since I've updated you on my progress along the road to my MFA. I apologize for the lengthy absence. I have truly been busy. Since my last update I got through another Tennessee Christmas without seeing my family in Texas and went back to Kentucky … Continue reading Tennessee Texan