So close to finishing the first draft of my WIP, and I've only two more weeks left before classes start again. Online this time. Me and everyone, apparently. I have to admit I miss in-class Grad school. I love being on campus, but who doesn't like night classes with cocktails and an avatar instead of blowing out your hair, wearing clothes and paying attention in class? I think that's a Nietzsche quote. Not sure. Until then, I'm back to learning French, eating healthy, walking with a mask and obsessing on Bette Patterson, the protagonist of my WIP. Can't wait to finish. Hope all you are healthy and as happy as possible in a global pandemic. Until next time, enjoy this gif!
Where I'm not supposed to be, doing what I'm not supposed to be doing, in a way that I'm not supposed to do it.
You want something different, you have to do something you've never done before. I kept banging my head against the wall applying to graduate schools over the years and gave up one too many times. I figured I'd do something different this time. I took advice...and four high level post bac classes (in the school I wanted for my MA).
Lo and behold, four A's later, I got in. I am STILL flummoxed. I didn't give up, I asked for help, I risked teachers telling me no, that my class performance, or even my personality might stop my ambition, but I risked it, and got what I wanted.
I've been telling my kids this for years and this advice works. You cannot fail if you never give up, folks, so don't give up. Follow your dream even if people around you, people who are supposed to be your greatest supporters, lose hope. They're trying to protect you so you won't feel bad if you fail, but what they are really doing is standing in that line of obstacles between you and what you want. Tell them you appreciate their intent, if not their behavior, and you do you. Go get it. Do it.
Even if I never achieve anything more, I have what I want. I'm in, studying with people who are interested in what I'm interested in, and I'm writing my own stuff. Heaven.
My life is now writing and studying, and I am in HEAVEN! I have a month and a half to write my next book, and it's gonna be a whopper! Stay tuned!
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