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Taking a Deep Breath . . .

 As of 45 minutes ago, my re-written, re-tooled, re-thought (and hopefully re-fundable) NSF grant has gone in over the wire - a full day before deadline.  Now I get to fret and stew for an entire month while I wait to hear.  I'm still working on my NIH version of the proposal.  That's not due until Feb 18 (before I'll hear from the NSF, natch :-/ ) so I have some time to review that EMBO paper that I put off while I was grant writing, take care of those JBC page proofs that have been hanging fire and to go quietly insane because I did something reeeeaaalllly stupid:  I signed up for dysfuncentine . 

Yes, I know - I'm being a whiny baby, but there's a reason for that.  When I decided to sign up, it was after I'd read the prompts and one of them just leapt out at me with a flash of inspiration.  If I'd sat down to write it right that minute, regardless of whether I was actually assigned the prompt, I might have had a neat little story.  But, noooooooooo.  And so the flash of inspiration dissipated, never to return, as I focused my attention on other things.  So, of course when I finally got around to opening my assignment email just a bit ago, that's the prompt I got.  Reading the prompt again did not help.  So now I have to come up with something for two characters I'm not certain I know well enough to write.  Not to mention find an actual plot to put them in.  Merlin on a bicycle - this one just has 'disaster' written all over it.  You may regret telling your flist to laugh at me when I say I can't write, kellychambliss .  After this they may well be laughing, but not for that reason.  ::buries head in hands::  I think I'll go and do something easy now, like proving String Theory or something. :-P

Comments

therealsnape
Jan. 21st, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Oh, god, FF net. Well, I post there, too. But it's true that they come up with things you wouldn't believe.

And since Albalark has your excellent support, she'll do very well at that fest. If you still want to whinge, Lark, feel free. I'll listen. Lash never whinges, she just delivers one story after another ...
albalark
Jan. 22nd, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Lash to the rescue! Very Gryffindor of her, wouldn't you say? ::g:: I suspect that the whinging on my part will disappear, but you may begin hearing whinges of regret from Ms. LaRue.

I may have to check out FF.net simply for the comments - I'm guessing their entertainment value (for snark purposes) must be pretty high!