Monday, August 17, 2009

VC Update...Survived My First Packet!

Phew! I've been busy, but I wanted to say that I've survived my first "packet." What is a packet, you might ask? Well, as part of the VC MFA requirements, during the semester, under the guidance of an advisor, students complete a certain amount of required work each month and turn it into his/her advisor for review/feedback. This monthly submission of work is referred to as a "packet" (because it's all submitted to the advisor at once).

For the Picture Book Semester (what I'm enrolled in this semester), once a month I turn in an annotated bibliography (min. of 25 books), a critical essay, 2-4 manuscripts (at least one has to be new, others can be revised mss), and a letter to my advisor discussing my progress. Amazingly, my advisor gives me thorough feedback within a day or two. Then it's time to begin the whole process again...


Anonymous said...

Sounds busy and fabulous! Congratulations on meeting your first packet goal. If you were in my class I'd give you a star sticker. Go Terry!
Rebecca L-G

Terry P. said...

Aw, shucks! Thanks, Rebecca!


Anonymous said...

Hi Terry! Just found your Web site and blog, both of which are super-cool! (As are you, of course.)Congrats on that first packet.

Yours in VC survival mode,