Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Doin' It Myself -- a Surprise Wednesday Post

I've never been much of a DIY'er -- never had the right tools or the know-how. Whatever. But I'm changing all that.

This is the year I stop waiting for the right time, or enough money, or emotional support from others. I'm going for it. I'm going to practice DIY.

Part of that plan is this wonderful idea of a DIY MFA. I've always wanted to go back to school (in fact, I wanted to go for the MFA before I even managed the BA). Of course, money, time and family have been factors in that decision to wait, but no more. I'm doing it myself.

Well, not entirely by myself. There's a wonderful community over here:

Gabi had this wonderful idea that writers can study, learn, practice craft and earn a DIY MFA. She provided tips, information, motivation and, most importantly, community. Now there's no reason to wait. No excuse for not taking the next step. And I don't have to do it alone.

Thank you, Gabi!


  1. You definitely don't have to go it alone, Debi! I'm so glad to see you're excited to try something DIY and that you chose DIY MFA as your first project.

    Here's to more happy writing in the future! Cheers!

  2. Yay! Drinks all around! :)

    I'm really looking forward to sharing my MFA plan with others in the community and would love to hear how you're putting yours together. This really is only the beginning!