I can't even tell you how happy I am to be in my MFA program. I loved my residency SOOO much, and now I'm loving having a deadline to get my work done. And all this obsessing about writing has certainly quieted down some of the craziness I had been feeling earlier in June (worries, stress, etc.). I guess my obsessive personality has found a new outlet.
Last night, I basically finished the first draft of my short story! I have it all written out in a very basic, get-to-the-story way. Now I need to revise, revise, revise.