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This is something we are going to have to get used to, I suppose.

I had a letter today from UEA, rejecting my application to their Creative Writing MA. My application was always a predominantly speculative one, as it is the best course in the country and I am very much a beginner writer.

A friend of mine mentioned that she had applied for the same course a couple of years ago and hadn’t been invited to interview either. She’s a very good and experienced writer, so I know my rejection isn’t necessarily directly related to a lack of anything in my work…

Even so, this has highlighted to me that I seem to have omitted a Plan B from my imaginings of how the next year will pan out.

I applied for three MA courses, and have yet to hear back from two of them. I’m not sure what I will do if I don’t get a place at the remaining two… I didn’t really make a Plan B. Ah well, let’s see what happens!

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