O for Overjoyed (and a little overwhelmed)
We interrupt our regularly scheduled O post, (we were going to talk about onomatopoeia) to bring you this exciting announcement:
I just got word that I am one of seven writers selected to attend the Norman Mailer Writers Colony Summer Workshop this June in Provincetown, MA. It is a week-long intensive writing workshop for YA writers held on Cape Cod with novelist Lenore Hart.
I applied on the advice of an old friend who is also a creative writing professor. After the humbling experience of preparing my “personal statement” and my bio -which was scary considering I have absolutely no writing credentials to my name- I figured it was a lost cause. But still, you can’t get anywhere if you don’t try… I printed off my writing sample and got the application in order and sent it off a hair ahead of their deadline weeks ago.
The acceptance email arrived today and I was just stunned. I mean, I love to write. I think I am decent at it. My family and friends who have read my stuff always give good feedback… but I never really know if I’ve got enough of whatever *it* is, you know?
I am so excited! The workshop is in Norman Mailer’s house in Provincetown, MA. I’ll have my own little condo and OMG SEVEN DAYS OF WRITING!! *keels over*
Hubby’s looking at me looking at the 4 spawn and thinking out loud, “You’re going to be gone for how long?”
I think I’ll have to call in a few favors on child care.