Thursday, August 31, 2006

Okay, it's written...

I said I'd write up my batty rabies experience, and I have. Just submitted. You'll be the first to know if it's accepted. And what publication you can purchase in order to read my essay. My advice for now, though: forget about it (quick! Name the movie that made that line famous....) These things take time, don't you know.

Thanks for stopping by. It's past my bedtime. So if you don't mind, I think I'll call it a night.


(Photo above taken by my hubby at--you guessed it!--Cliff Island. "Moon Over Cliff." I don't know if that's what he wants to call this particular photo, but that's what I'm calling it on my blog. He'll just have to live with that. Grin, grin.)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Remember those Staples ads promoting their store at back to school season? Always cracked me up. However, even though my teens give me a run for my money (one literally with some recent bone headed decisions), I absolutely despise back to school season. I love when my kids are home with me.

Speaking of back to school, the Goddard semester has officially begun. I'll be mailing out my first packet tomorrow. Looks like I'll have 30 pages of screenplay (we'll see if that number fluctuates as I revise again today) and two three-page annotations. I still have another annotation to write today, and I'll need to wrap up my process letter to my advisor. For those of you still keeping track of life as a low residency MFA in Creative Writing student at Goddard College, I'll post more details about this packet in a few days.

Many have asked when the rabies article is coming out, especially a surprising number of folks in the medical community: physicians, nurses, veterinarians, dentists. Okay. I said I'd write it, and I will. Just let me finish up this week's pages for my grad program and a few minor edits for an editor of a magazine that needs them and my mug shots by the first of September...and then I will dive into my necessary research on rabies and bats and the CDC vaccination recommendations.

In the meantime, if anyone can suggest a publication or two that I might consider contacting first about possible interest in the article, please post it here or send me an e-mail with the idea. I have a couple publications in mind, but need to research and see where best to first pitch the article. Yes, I have also considered writing different articles, from various angles, for a couple (or a few) publications.

Thanks. See you around!
(Photos of Cliff Island's ferry dock taken by my hubby. Cliff Island is located nine miles from Portland, Maine, in Casco Bay.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Day 28: Last shot!

How I wish it came in a glass and not a needle. Wish me luck.


(Pink sky at night photo above taken by my husband in front of our beach rental house on Cliff Island in Casco Bay, Maine. Thanks to my rabies vaccine regimen I lost an entire day of savoring this view to a 101.7 degree fever and a body that craved sleep. My mom got to eat my lobster that night, proving every dark cloud has a silver [or pink] lining for someone.)