So … I’m done

And it’s kind of a weird feeling. For the first time ever in my life, I could be done with school for good.

(I say ‘could’ because I haven’t ruled out the possibility of a PhD. I’m crazy, I know.)

But it’s also an AMAZING feeling. I technically don’t graduate until May, but I have completed everything, all requirements. I’ve even already applied for graduation. Now I can just relax. (Hah! Yeah right. I have books to write and an agent to hunt down find.)

Both my lecture and my thesis reading went well. The Mister even flew out for my reading on Saturday night! And my parents and younger brother drove up. All of the graduates (8 of us) did a fantastic job, and once again I felt so lucky to be included in such a talented group.

And now, a few pictures!

Reading from my thesis
Converse May 2012 Graduates!

(Actually, from this angle you can’t see one of the poetry graduates. She wanted to stand behind us, and somehow managed to disappear. Silly Kathleen.)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am so glad I had this opportunity to get my MFA, and even more grateful for the incomparable instruction I received at Converse College. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it changed my life.

Life will calm down now and I’m looking forward to that. I’ll be back up to my normal at-least-3-posts-a-week posting schedule this week. And I’ll be able to really read all of your lovely blogs! w00t!

And perhaps the biggest thing is I have a goal to finish the (new) first draft of SPARKS, which actually (finally) has a new title: FRACTURED RADIANCE. I’m aiming to finish it by the end of this month, so I need to get writing. Weee!

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

9 thoughts on “So … I’m done

  1. Congrats! And lucky! I still have my last semester to go, but I still have two weeks until it starts…but then we’ll both be done! (And you totally have a head start and will get an agent before me!)

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