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Last Week Re-cap

(You know, I need to start posting more often to avoid this stuff. *sigh*)

They synopsis was completed, treated to the "Red Pen of Doom" TM by wishweaver, rewritten, re-edited and reviewed "one more time" before I hit send. BUT, the synopsis and first three are off to the agent for their review.

It's weird. Even though I won this review in the charity auction, I was just as nervous sending this off as I have been every time I've submitted something. I know it's just a review, not something that was requested because of a query, but still, there's always that little hope that says, "Wow, I wonder if they'd like to see the whole thing. Maybe they'll fall in love with it and want to rep it."

Now, the cynic in me says, "Yeah, dream on, bub," but the kid in me still has the fingers crossed.

Thursday, I met with the head of the English Graduate Program at Bowie State. I thought, given the "less than successful" foray into getting accepted into the other college, I should check out BSU and make sure their goals were compatible with mine and that I would fit in.

Well, I think Dr. Basena and I hit it off pretty well from the word go. *grin* It's a small department and unlike the other school, this would be a straight Masters of Art in English rather than an MFA program. In reality, given my goals, the goals my company has (being a contractor, they want me to have a Masters so they can charge more for my services *grin*), and the fact I want to do some Adjunct Faculty teaching in the future, this would actually be more useful.

(Plus, Bowie State is more affordable than University of Baltimore. That helps too.)

I'm busy filling out application forms and trying to track down transcripts from too many years ago, but hopefully, we'll hear something by mid/late April. Then I have to take a writing test for them to see if I can avoid having to take some undergrad pre-reqs. Such are the joys of going from a History Bachelors to an English Masters program.

Attended a gathering of the local Battletech group over the weekend. It looks like I can say I'm going to be doing some writing/editing for Catalyst Games her in the future. *Huzzah!* I'm still doing some serious catching up on background material, but it appears my involvement in Battletech since 1986 may pay off in the long run.

Oh, yeah, and I'm doing some writing too.

Now, if my left knee will just hold up for Kendo tonight.


( 6 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
*green with envy*

I've loved Battletech from the start and am VERY jealous that you're going to be working with Catalyst. I was thrilled when they took over the brand and they've done great things with it.

*shows off Wolf's Dragoons t-shirt*

wish they'd bring back Dr. Banzai, though...

Mar. 15th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Team Banzai FTW!

Course, I'm an old merc player myself. I loved it when they added Mechwarrior and esp. the Mercenaries Handbook. We would RP during the week and then conduct our raids on Saturdays, combining the best of both worlds (games).

I loved Snord's Irregulars and all the other off-beat mercenary groups out there. ELH and Big Mac and even Wolf's were too big to consider gaming with (or against), so we tended to either run or fight the other smaller units out there. I have to admit though, I'm glad to see the Black Widow Company has been revived. That was a unit you did not want to see across the board from you.
Mar. 15th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
oh, Snord's was The Best, especially when they formed their own Clan at the end, IIRC. I wish they had kept that plotline going, as I'd have loved to see them interact with the Clans more.

btw, just found this - http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Snord's_Irregulars
you may have it already, but it might help with the trivia.

I'm an old-school Raven pilot, myself. Or maybe the Panther, but you won't get me into the larger mechs. Go small or go home!

Mar. 15th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I was a Flea pilot. (Course, none of my FLE-5Es were standard).

I wound up creating one that was just "wrong". 11/17/3, 4 ERML, 10DHS, Max Armor

People did NOT like seeing that one on the board.
Mar. 15th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
the FLEA?

Lordy, Lordy... that's an evil wee mech...


and yes, that config is just EVIL.

went on over today and downloaded the latest version of Megamek to see how it was. Got stomped in a ToP in five turns.


that's a sweet little runner, though... Locust, Flea, Raven... hit and run!

Mar. 15th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Well, it probably doesn't need the jump jets, but what's a Flea that can't hop?

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