Last semester (Spring 2019), I took 16 hours, and knocked out 4 more requirements. It was fast paced, and there were times I questioned my sanity for signing up for such punishment.
I'm 4 classes shy of my degree. I'll get 2 knocked out in the Fall (19), and 2 in the Spring (20). And because I'm an overachiever, I decided to ask to be admitted to a second master's program.
I got in.
My fall is now up to 16 hours, again. 2 classes of English, 2 classes of history (my new addition).
The good news is, I think it'll be fine. I'm writing my workshop pieces now. I expect my other classes to be read-heavy, but I also expect to be able to handle it, as my last semester has proven.
I'm excited. By 2021, I should have two masters degrees. I'm also researching potential PhD programs that I may want to pursue. (I'm looking at both English / Creative Writing and History PhDs).
I waited a long time to get back into the classroom and get these degrees. I'm very excited that I have the opportunity to pursue them.
Go forth and write!