Friday, July 07, 2006

Schedule

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

5 comments:

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!

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