I've started another night class at Portland State University. This is a class on thesis writing, which meets for 4 hours every Tuesday night. There are only 10 students in the class, all of them in the same graduate writing program that I am in. I have taken classes with all of them before, and I know the professor well. It promises to be a good term.
I will also sign up for 2 or 3 independent thesis credits this term. I took 1 thesis credit last spring, and I have to complete a total of 8 thesis credits, plus take one more literature class, in order to complete the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in nonfiction writing.
Most of the other students in the class are unsure what they will be writing about for their thesis. I'm grateful for all the writing I did last summer, because I feel like I have a good start already.
I've been taking night classes at PSU in this program since the spring of 2006. After five years, it's hard for me to believe that I will be finishing the master's degree in (probably) two more terms!