Monday, May 11, 2009

May 11

I'm a bit behind today in posting. The reason why is that in March I applied for a Master's degree program. I have been accepted and am currently going through a lot of information that must be done by May 22nd.

It is an MA in Writing Popular Fiction-Seton Hill University. I am very excited by this program. My end goal in having a Master's degree is to be able to teach creative writing at the community college level. One of my favorite things is to talk about books, writing, craft and the writing life and one of my life long dreams has been to help college students in their journey of discovery to fulfill their dreams-yeah, I know, sounds like a lofty full-of-myself kind of goal. But when I was struggling through my first degree, I vowed that one day I would work at the college level and do my best to make the college experience easier for at least one student.

Now whether any of that happens is up to the fates, but this is a step in that direction. Also, because I'm already published in the romance genre I have chosen the thriller/suspense genre for my Master's thesis. My hope is to learn more about the genre and keep my writing fresh.

So, there you go- the secrets of my heart... now I have to get back to work. Cheers!


  1. Congratulations Nancy, can I be one of your students?

  2. Amazing, Nancy. Where you do manage the time for all this...?

    I actually left college after only a couple years, because my own writing career was taking off and there was no time for anything else.

    I always found school very frustrating and am usually glad to be done with it all...but I confess that part of me envies you.

  3. I love the way you keep stretching yourself. You're an inspiration to me out here in the cyberworld and I'm sure you will be to your future students, too!

  4. Thanks! Your comments make my day. :)

  5. Nancy - Congrats on your acceptance to Seton Hill! I'm a current student set to graduate in January. You'll love it. It's a fabulous program, lots of fun, and lots of work.