So I got a rejection letter from Blue Mountain Center for my residency application that I turned in earlier this year. This is going to sound weird or like I’m trying to play off this rejection, but I’m actually glad, because my consulting practice is really taking off and taking off a full month in September this year would’ve been really hard.
Still, it’s not fun to know I didn’t ‘get in’, but it’s for the best time-wise this year. Plus I’m already planning to spend three weeks in writing workshops this year—-if I get in to VONA again this summer, that is. Not getting into Blue Mountain for a residency means I’ll have to take a few local writing retreats to give myself more concentrated time to write, but that’s fine for now.
Besides, there’s always next year! And being a writer means you have to be persistent, if nothing else.