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17 June 2007 @ 12:28 pm
Nominations, Journalism what-not, Jones Beach  
Hey f-list. I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the kind soul(s) who nominated The Heart of Her and Show Me How at Round 7 of The Fang Fetish Awards, as well as Beneath Us at Round 3 of Spark and Burn Awards. I really appreciate it!

On a more personal note, I pretty much flipped out of the other day when I was informed I am one of ten finalists for the Religion Newswriters Association Chandler Award. This is a national competition that awards excellence in news coverage of religion to undergraduates and graduate students, so it's a pretty big deal. What's better is 5/10 finalists are at the graduate level. Winners will be announced in two weeks, which is beyond exciting since this tenatively what I'd like to do for a living. If I do win anything, I'll post a link to a few of my articles if anyone is curious to see what sorts of things I write outside of the world of fanfiction. 

Lastly, in an hour and a half I'm going down to West 4th to collaborate with the reporter for the lead story of the Conde Nast Intenrship Magazine. We had to pitch story ideas, and although mine were rejected, the editor in chief asked if I would like to be an assisting reporter on the lead story. I will get a byline and everything, so that was a resounding yes! 

After two weeks of stressful work, yesterday I hopped the Long Island Railroad with two girls I'm living with next year and their friend and went out to Jones Beach for a day in the sun. It was spectacular. It only takes an hour to get there from Penn Station between the LIRR and the bus. Round trip the transportation costs a mere $17.50. I got quite a bit of color despite the 30 SPF I slathered on and only a little sunburn on my neck and at my hairline where it was pulled back. My boyfriend met up with us later and we decided to brave the incredibly rough surf. It was raining like mad in the city while we were there, so the waves were cresting well above our head. It was cold, cold, cold, but we stayed in for at least 20 minutes. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day, indeed. I would definately do it again!
Cordykitten: deadwillwalk  demon / mancordykitten on June 17th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

Good luck for both awards :)
ClawofCat: one good dayclawofcat on June 17th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
shawty got flava like a peach lifesaveronly_passenger on June 17th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
congrats and all good things listed in entry.

i've read some of your articles. bet you didn't know that. looked you up via the link on your profile right around the time i asked you to beta for me.
ClawofCat: one good dayclawofcat on June 18th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Heh, how very sneaky of you, S. I just think it would be ironic if I got an award for stories about religion now that I have fic awards for smut. I guess that just means I'm a well-balanced individual. It's like the sacred and the profane converge. I would sort of love that.

My Spec writing is a bit of a mixed-bag. Some of the articles are good and others not so much. I could really say the same thing about my fic-writing though, so I digress.
Kitchenjdkitchen on June 17th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, don't be a tease! Post a few articles anyway, win or lose. It'd be neat to this side of your writing. :)