Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tough Choices


I'm a day late posting for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Follow the link http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/

Today is the day I have to give my non-refundable deposit to the MFA program I got accepted to and choose classes. I've emailed and left multiple messages at the other two Universities and have yet to hear back. I checked an online forum, and tons of people have received their rejection letters. Come on!

Sounds simple, right? Wrong! 

I was bitching about how the MFA Admissions Coordinator to one of the schools is a flake. I was in close contact with her, wrote assistantship essays and provided her with tons of additional material. 

After a huge rant I was informed the poor woman had died, like weeks ago! I was griping about grad school admissions and this woman close to my age, dropped dead in her office due to a bad heart. I'm. An. Asshole.

I'm definitely not putting my boot to their neck for answers now, but I'm getting down to the wire here. Any suggestions?

Those who have read my previous posts know that I juggle writing projects. When I complete them its usually a few at a time, but in the interim nothing gets published at all. I've always been a feast or famine word slave. Now, each project is equally pertinent to finish and I'm having trouble deciding which one gets full focus. 

Do I finish the high profile one, or do I finish the more academic project that carries more weight?