04 February 2010

So I've decided to apply for a writers' grant

A couple of years ago, I came across a grant for women writers and visual artists.  I applied for it, not fully understanding the undertaking.  But I was excited, and figured I had as good a chance as anyone else.

Since then, I've been getting email updates from the organization, and I've decided that I'm going to apply for the grant again this year.  My situation has changed, I know much more about the organization, the grant, and the application process, and I figure I still have as good a chance as anyone else.

The application process is quite involved, and I'm putting quite a lot of my heart into it.  I've started working on it, and I'm altering my writing schedule to give me time every day to work on the application.

I don't know what's going to happen.  I don't know if I really have a chance at the grant or not, but I feel like I have to try.  So I am.

Wish me luck!


  1. I think it is great that you are going for the grant. You will never know unless you try. I am often telling my kids that they need to at least try something.

    Good for you.

  2. Squee! Good luck - let me know if you need any help! I hope you get it! Hope hope hope!

  3. @Sunflowermommie: Thanks. That's what I hope to teach my child(ren) the same. You're right: I'll never know if I don't go for it. And the worst that can happen is the panel says, "No, thanks."

    @Dana: Thanks! I may call upon you to be a Wise Reader of my application, if you don't mind.

  4. Good luck! If you need a second pair of eyes I used to write grant applications for historic sites.

  5. Thanks! I may take you up on that.


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