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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?


Sketching with Dogs 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.

Ann Summerville said...

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