Friday, July 07, 2006


OK, I'm kinda freaking out about my MFA deadlines. I need a whole short story draft by Aug 6! AHHH! (Plus two critical responses to two books, and 1/4 of a class syllabus). So, being the anal being that I am, I think I'll make a schedule.

By July 14: Have basic plot/outline of story done. Have 1 class organized/written out. Have rough draft of one critical response, idea for the other.

By July 21: Have draft of story done. Have 2nd class organized/written out. Have rough draft of 2nd critical response done.

By July 28: Do a major-ish rewrite of story. Have 3rd class organized/written out. Review critiques and revise.

By July 31: Read story aloud, revising for sentence length, word flow, etc. Watch for repeating words (always a problem with me!)

By Aug 5: Proof story, critiques, and syllabus! Write letter to professors and mail packets.

OK, I feel slightly better. Now if only I could figure out what the heck was going to happen in the story... (Other Lesley MFAers, please tell me if I've overlooked anything) Best Blogger Tips


DJPare said...

By July 15th: Eat lunch

By July 16th: Sleep

By July 17th: Pee

By Dec 31st: Relax...

Anonymous said...

Bug: I wasn't freaking out until I read your post about the schedule. Now I am! TI

Bug said...

Oh no, T! That's not what I meant to do. Let me know if I can help you feel better about it!

FatCharlatan said...

I thought the August deadline was August 6th??? Glad I looked at YOUR schedule...I'm going to use your schedule as a guideline for mine as well! :)

Bug said...

FC: You're right! It is the 6th! I'll adjust the schedule in the post now... Glad I could help your scheduling!