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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2007 10:53 pm
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Hello across the ether,

I was a print journalist for way too long and now edit books at home. Started writing short plays three or four years ago and can't make myself stop. Some have been produced; many have not. I'm still learning to pretend to deal with rejection and try to believe that every "no" means I'm that much closer to a "yes" -- and one "yes" atones for at least six "no's."  I got a good "yes" last month and am elated to be going to NYC this fall to see one of my plays -- and those of others -- at the EstroGenius festival. That play received its world premiere at Paddy's Asphalt Jungle Shorts II, so it's a good little workhorse.

Speaking of horses, I have a pair and love them to death. In fact, I'd rather talk about them than myself. Kilo (he came with that name) is a Trakehner/thoroughbred cross who, if human, would be a committed bachelor who graduated from Princeton. He has impeccable manners and polish, but likes things his way and requires a bit of tact. The other is a blue roan quarterhorse type who looked like a Holocaust survivor when he was given to me by a rescue lady. He was so skeletal my vet doubted he'd make it and said not to spend any money on him, just feed him and pray. I love to prove my vet wrong! Little Blue is turning into quite a tank and is the sweetest horse in Piney Creek Ranches.

I also have four barn cats... but, no, you probably don't need to hear about them today.

Regards--

Kris McGovern

 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2007 11:23 pm
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Welcome, Kris!

Was so happy to see you here.

 

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What wonderful news, Kris!   I love it when little "no's" turn into a major "yes"

And WHAT A "YES!" Congratulations on having your play included in the Estrogenius festival.

And welceome to the playwrights forum.  Nice to have you here.

Mary Steelsmith

 

 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 17th, 2007 02:33 am
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Thanks, Paddy! I've been visiting the site for months now and figured it was time to do, not just view. Plus, it does seem a civilized spot, and very helpful.

Kris

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Thanks, Mary. I like it here already!

Kris

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Kris,

Welcome and congratulations.

"Civilized." Yes it is.

Paul and Paddy continue to do a lovely job of setting the tone and demeanor of the site.

best,

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Thanks, in media res,

The way you members welcome a newcomer is a good example of how civilized this site is! I aspire to be so kind...

Regards,

Kris

 

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