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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

So you know how I said I finished uni ...?

In the midst of all the job hunting, attempts at writing, and finding places to submit, I ended up talking to my Honours course director. Who also happens to be the course director of the Masters of Writing and Literature.

Aaaaaaaannnnddddd I enrolled in Masters for 2017.

Apparently, I don't want to stop being a student. My enrollment is still a bit messy. My Honours thesis marks haven't been finalised yet, so I haven't got all of my Credit for Prior Learning registered. But I am definitely going to be able to fast-track the Masters to (hopefully) just one year of coursework towards a Creative Writing specialisation, with editing and publishing units to boot.

I am still job-hunting, but have re-secured a place on the WORDLY team again. Honestly, I wish I had made this decision before the Writers Club AGM, because I would have LOVED to stay on the executive committee for another year. Alas, a new team was elected in September, and although they're a little relieved to hear that I'll be sticking around to support them, I don't want to take this great learning opportunity away from them by over-imposing myself on my old role. I'm excited to see what they'll do with the club and the magazine (and let's be honest, it'll be nice to attend a magazine launch without having to stress over a running-sheet or if we budgeted for enough food).

I was going to hold off confessing this piece of news until my enrollment finished sorting itself out, but it's been over two weeks since I applied, and nearly two weeks since accepting the offer. I think I've been patient enough. Let's see if I can keep up the blogging at least until I start back in March.

How are your writerly endeavours going? NaNoers? All others? 

Bonnee.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have your whole future ahead of you, how exciting. And what an active soul you are too. Best of luck with it all... :-)

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  2. Well, that is exciting, congratulations! A good choice, too. My experience is that it gets harder and harder to go back to school once you're out. Good luck with the job search, and your 'writerly endeavors.' I put about 500 words in my NanO/WiP, but I'm making good headway in my RiP.

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  3. Best of luck for your masters.

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  4. Maria: Thanks for visiting. I'm pretty excited (albeit terrified) for what the future holds as I take this next step.

    Jeff: 500 is better than none, and the RiP is probably technically more important on the basis of being a complete draft. Thanks for visiting, as always!

    Patsy: thanks heaps!

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