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shut up and write

Started the second semester of my MFA this week after a weeklong online residency. Facing empty pages. My mentor and I have discussed what pages I should turn in, subject-wise, but it's a thing I've not explored on the page yet (meeting my ex-husband, sinking into a relationship that left me lost, isolated and physically abused) and truly I have little desire to write about it.

But, it's at the core of this story. And no, I don't see writing this as therapy, I've already done that.

On a related note, we had a virtual meeting with agents during the residency and every student was asked to give a short "pitch" on their project. In a panic I wrote down something. I had to log off early to go teach but later my friend in the program texted to say the agents had brought up my pitch as a good example of 'memoir plus,' a growing genre in the field. It's good to know that this story might resonate beyond me.

I guess that means I should shut up on here and write, damn it.

5:28 pm - 02.02.22

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