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.
Last edited on Thu Aug 16th, 2007 10:57 pm by kris