Friday, August 10, 2012

Fiction Friday: Grad School Granny

It's official: I'm going back to school.

An MBA, you ask?

Uh, no. I didn't want one of those back when I still had enough career left to actually benefit from it.

McDaniel College in Baltimore has accepted me into their graduate certificate (so, half a Master's degree) program in--wait for it--Writing the Romance Novel.

If you've been hanging around the Chronicles for any length of time, you know it's my lifelong dream to write really good romance novels. (I can already write really bad ones. Seriously. I have a drawerful of the suckers.) This course, which consists of five 8-week classes, will get me that much closer to achieving the dream.

The very cool thing about this class is it's being developed and taught by Jenny Crusie, who writes these funny, sexy romances that have this Spencer Tracy/Kate Hepburn vibe.

So, over the next forty weeks, I'll provide updates on what it's like to start grad school at 58.

And maybe, after that, what it feels like to have written a book you're proud of.


Rachel Cotterill said...

Yes, yes, yes! You go girl! You have no idea how happy I am for you, I'm grinning like a lunatic here :-D

Amelia said...

Congratulations! I'd love to read your romance novel!

Pauline Persing said...

Wonderful. Glad you found a fit that works with your life.

SkylersDad said...

That is great! Good luck to you!

A said...

Wow, awesome! So excited for you :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go gal!! You rock! Count me in to buy a copy! :)

Leanne said...

Good for you! I just got um, SMASHED in my latest submission to Harlequin. It started out good, they asked for a partial, then a lovely thanks but no thanks. Sigh. Good luck and enjoy!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Good for you! Hope you enjoy every bit of it!

Saumya said...

Wonderful! Let me know if the classes are good. I have a dream that I am inching towards too.

All the best and can't wait to read the good novel.

The Mom said...

I have nominated you for a Liebster award because I love your writing! :o)
Check out this link for more info.


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