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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Merry Month of May

Tra-la, it's the merry month of May!

Along with being a most beautiful time of year, turns out May is also a month filled with grantwriting deadlines. Each day has been a mega-writing marathon, which makes me not exactly thrilled to sit in front of the keyboard again once I get home. At least there's only two weeks left to go...

Wait a minute! Did I say there's only two weeks left to go? Excuse me while I smoosh my nose right back on that grindstone. I only hope to have some nose left by the time May 31 rolls around.

A bit of happy news took my mind off grantwriting for a moment yesterday. My essay, "The Instigator" made the final cut into "Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That". A September release date is expected. Isn't the cover adorable?

You'll never guess who stars in my story. Or, if you read Critter Alley regularly, perhaps you will.

"I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by."

-- Douglas Adams


Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
Congratulations on your acceptance. The question is, will you or your cat be signing the book?


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Sorry to sound like a grinch but it is not like the merry month of May here but the merry month of January! It is pouring rain every day, about -2 and practically dark - harumph!
Now I've got that out of my system, many Congrats on the book, you are doing so well with your writing.
Lynne x

The Joke Puppy said...

Congratulations ! This is your reward for your attitude that " yes, I do believe my cat can do this ".

Linda O'Connell said...

Congratulations, Pat! You did it again. My cat was part human, too.

haopee said...

I wish I could read the story of "The Instigator".

Congratulations again, Pat!

Huggies and Cheese,


Bassetmomma said...

congratulations! It's nice to see your hard work pay off isn't it! Have a great weekend!

Two French Bulldogs said...

whoooa! Congratulations
Benny & Lily

Lynn said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Will listen for the whoosh as your grant writing deadlines fly by ;) Congrats on the story! Will look forward to reading it when the book comes out! :D

Waggin at ya,

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Congratulations! We made sure Mommy printed the picture of the book so she knows which one to buy in September. Sounds like a great book.

Cozy in Texas said...

Pat, I must have missed this previously. Congrats on your submission.