My Current Plans/Life

As I may have previously mentioned, I was not accepted into any of the MFA programs to which I applied (although I got a wait list from Indiana-Bloomington! Promising!). So now I’ve moved on to Plan B.

Plan B consists of getting a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Liberty University Online, because of all the many places I looked into they were easiest to work with by far. So with any luck, in a couple of years’ time I’ll have a job teaching middle school english (woot).

I’m also reevaluating my plans for where to apply for MFA programs in the future, including possible low-residency programs if I get a job in the meantime. I’ll be keeping you all posted on my MFA life, as usual. Hopefully the second round turns up something a bit more concrete. Of course, I expect that this will take multiple rounds of applications to get in somewhere I can afford. Such is life.

Whilst working out this, I’m applying to be an emergency substitute teacher at a local school district, since they’re desperate. You know it’s bad if they have to have a position for people without a license. I plan to get that application in soon, so cross your fingers and I’ll try to remember to keep you posted on that as well! I could really use a bit of spare cash, even though I don’t expect to work often.

In my writing life, I’m working on two novels, neither of which I’ve properly given working titles to, yet. One’s a murder mystery, and the other I’ve got classified as a sort of romance novel for lack of a better genre at the moment. When I’ve got working titles for them, you’ll all be the first to know! 😀

An update on my USB disaster, I’m currently saving up money to get it fixed. It’s expensive, unfortunately, although I’m almost certain that the problem is a quick fix with the right (albeit expensive) equipment and experience. *sigh* Again, that’ll be up here when I’ve sent it off, and I will do a full review of the service I use, good or bad. Hopefully none of you have my terrifying experience, but if you do you’ll know who (or perhaps who not) to use!

Cheers,

C

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About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

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