What Will Be…Will Be

Today we find out who we will work with for the semester. I like the idea that I have some kind of control over the process. That I can go down the line of really talented award-winning authors and pick who I think will best serve me. 

But in reality, I won’t know until it happens, so, why worry about it right?

So, I push it to the far recesses of my mind. Telling my mind chatter once again to go to sleep for a while…or at least go watch T.V. for me because Republic of Doyle has started up this week and I have to wait until I get home to watch it. 

I know what I think that I want from an adviser. Someone who will help me fix what is broken in my novel. Someone who is open to, shall we say, some literary obsessions that I want to continue to work on. Someone who will be kind but firm and explain to me why they are doing something. I am happy to go along with a process, if you give me a clue as to why I’m going there. 

I think that is what did me in Masters #1. I have certainly understood NOW what my thesis adviser was doing, but she never quite told me that was what she was doing. And, yes, it is a process. And, yes, she did her job and taught me how to write critically well…But, I would hate to go back into a scenario in which that would happen again.

But it won’t. Because it won’t. And that is it. Until I know. And I won’t know. So, I guess that I might as well go down to breakfast, have some lumpy oatmeal and tell my mind chatter to go watch Republic of Doyle…


About Melanie J. Fishbane

MAUD, my YA novel based on the teen life of author L.M. Montgomery will be published by Penguin Random House on April 25, 2017. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Here I talk about my writing process, things I love, and creative people who inspire me.
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One Response to What Will Be…Will Be

  1. Love this trailer clip – I've never heard of this movie! I'll have to check it out.

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