I can't decide if I'm upset I got rejected for the third time by the Writer's Workshop here at Iowa, or if I'm upset that I'm even stopping to think about it. It's not like I was expecting to get in, and if for some reason I were to be accepted by both the Workshop and the English program, I probably would have said no to the Workshop.

Let's pretend that I'm upset over caring at all - over letting it get to me.

Still waiting on English. Few weeks yet. Still feeling pretty good about it.

Also, unless something changes (like I don't get into English and get a PhD), I'm done applying to MFA programs. It's become too personal for me and it's just not worth the energy. If we leave Iowa City and I have no post-graduate degree at all, I'll apply to MFA programs again. Hopefully by that point someone might actually want me.

What a waste of time and energy here for Iowa, though. I can't believe I've been so stupid. Three times applying and three times getting rejected. I should have stopped at one.


Fran├žois Luong said...

Getting upset would be a healthy reaction.

Tao Lin said...

the time you spent applying you probably would have just spent watching tv or sitting blankly or eating or reading blogs or something so it is good you were at least productive

John Sakkis said...

naropa wants you.