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Writer querying two novels and some other word babies. I tend to effervesce.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

So I'm Going Back To School!


Whew boy. So there have been some big changes in the last couple weeks.

I'm going back to school! Back to my alma mater, my home away from home. Brigham Young University. I am, obviously, going into the MFA creative writing program (what else?). I can't even begin to describe how excited I am. I about had a heart attack when I got the email notification. And I recently got the packet in the mail that included the coming years class list, and that made me even more excited. There's a class on Poe! And religion in Shakespeare! And so, so, so many creative writing workshops! I start August 31st :)

There's a bitter side to such sweetness. It means I'm moving back to Utah. In a couple months anyway. That's not the bitter part: I came to the conclusion long ago that I adore Utah, and much of my family is there too. It's my home. The bitter part is that I am leaving Vegas, the Bellagio fountains, the amazing people I've met and worked with here, and my roommate of 7+ years. I've loved my job, and the people I've worked with, and when I told my supervisor what was happening it was a little heartbreaking how supportive and kind everyone was. And I can barely even think about not having my roommate with me, let alone write about it. That part is going to take some dying and resuscitation.

But anyway. This is a very positive next step, I'm absolutely exploding with excitement (and NOT thinking about living with strangers la la la la la) and it is already ridiculously gratifying to be able to put "MFA student" on my pitches to agents and editors.

So there it is. I'm working on pitching and applying and querying my heart out with the goal of having enough writing gigs of various kinds to support myself while I go to school. (Tips and leads of any kind in that regard are muchly appreciated ;). I'll keep everyone posted, and hopefully be able to provide some really good blog posts of all the things I'm gonna learn from people much smarter than me.

See you in The Beehive State!

Sarah Allen

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8 comments:

  1. That's awesome you were accepted! That's a big leap to take after you've been away from college a few years. You'll miss Vegas and your friends, but you can always visit and maybe move back.

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    1. Yes, it is quite a leap...I have faith its going to pay off!

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  2. Congrats, Sarah. Sounds like you're on the right track. Don't forget to have fun while you're at it. :D

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    1. Thank you! Let's hope so :) And yes, the whole point of this is for fun :D

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  3. Sarah, huge congratulations on the next step in your career! This is a big move,but I think you are more than up for it. Enjoy every minute of your MFA program, but don't forget to breath and take time to have some fun.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, I think the whole thing is just gonna be a blast :D

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  4. Good luck on your upcoming move and scholastic career. I know you'll hit a home run.

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