Alex Moody is preparing for his first year in Vanderbilt's MFA program (fiction). In 1997 he made the proclamation that he was only entering the IT world so he could save up money to have time for writing.
"Surely this is a short-term thing," he said. "In fact, it better be. I really hate computers."
On May 30, 2008, Alex left his cubicle. He is thankful for resources like this blog, although he spent far too much time refreshing Seth Abramson's "2008 Application Response Times" post over at The Suburban Ecstasies.
Alex figures there are other worker bees who are considering leaving the corporate world for an MFA program, and he hopes he can contribute something from his experience applying to, choosing, and attending a graduate writing program.
Gardening, Pearl Jam concert road trips, and maintaining a "Consecutive Days with a Beach Visit" streak are this contributor's primary methods of procrastination.