MacDowell rejected me when I applied a year or so ago. But I applied to a few others. I got into the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center.
Then I got rejected from the Millay Colony--twice. But recently I've been notified that I'm an Auvillar fellow for the fall and will be going to France to write. Today I got a call from Ragdale and I've been awarded a residency there, too. Little by little, I'm becoming a writer.
I need better work habits, but eventually hope to become a writing machine.