I did it.

It's gone. The application for the Norman Mailer Writers Colony has left the building. And not a moment too soon, I might add. I'm feeling kind of panicky, a little bit "Oh my God, what did I forget? I know! I forgot to write something good." It's out of my hands now. And while it did cost me a bit more than just the cost of stamps -- specifically, $30 in Fed Ex fees to ensure it arrives the day before deadline, plus a $10 app fee -- I'm hoping it's still worth it. Because what would it cost me not to have tried? Yeah, nothing. But whatever.

I'd like to thank those of you who helped kick me in the rear and make sure I gave this a shot. You know who you are. But just in case, I'll tell you. You are: Julia M. (whose application should be hitting the Fed Ex boxes tomorrow, no?), Madeline and Kathi. Thanks for your support and encouragement.

I shall now begin the "wait and see" portion of events which everyone knows is my real strong suit....