R writes in...
I loved your Creative Writing MFA handbook. I found it really helpful throughout the application process. What made me buy your book was the grid on p. 59. I said anything that could give me a basic outline of how to organize my ten applications would be a big help to start.
What I want to ask you (and the MFA blog community) is after you sent out your applications and was waiting to hear about whether or not you were accepted, did you have trouble returning to your writing routine? I sent out my last of my applications about two weeks ago and I want to continue to write while I'm waiting to hear from these programs, but I'm having trouble doing so. I have signed up for an advanced novel writing course with an author I admire in order to either further prepare me for the MFA program I might start in the fall or for the next round of applications if I'm not accepted to any of the ten I applied to already. But it is taking a while for me to get focused. Did/does anyone else feel the same way?