My blog has been fairly quiet the past several months because I’ve been directing my creative energies elsewhere. As I mentioned on Twitter, I just did a thing, and that thing was applying to the Clarion West 2015 summer six-week workshop.
This was one of two huge things that I have planned for 2015 and it feels really good to check it off my list!
For those not familiar with Clarion West, it’s a six-week, instructor-led residential program. I’ve had my eye on this particular workshop for a couple of years now and have been using my blog as a forcing function to write short stories to build my portfolio for submission.
The past two months have found me editing like mad, (I’m sorry for all the printouts trees,) and grinding away on the personal essay, (six different takes; four drafts of the final!) that was part of the application.
Now, I wait to find out if I’ve been accepted. I’ll know by the end of March. 🙂