I intended to start blogging here when I moved my site to WordPress last January. Five months later, here is my first post! Better late than never, eh?
I’m headed to the Marine Biology Lab this Wednesday for a 10-day-long journalism fellowship. I just received my syllabus from MBL this morning, and pheeeewy it is going to be a busy ten days. Breakfast at 7:30 each morning, then headed to the biomedical lab to play with sea urchins, then lectures, then more lab, all day every day. This will be a big change for a freelancer who rolls out of bed and then works in PJs from a home office, sometimes only emerging from her apartment for a quick swim or to run some errands. But, I’m excited at the prospect of being back in a lab for some hands-on learning (haven’t done that since college), as well as the mandatory break from writing and deadlines. Speaking of which, I have a feature to finish, three short articles to annotate for a fact-checker, a portion of a book proposal due to my agent and an article to fact-check. So. Better get back to it.
Coming up this week: photos of sea urchins and Cape Cod and lobster bakes.
For more info on the fellowship, click here.