June 12, 2006

Next stop

Well, I'm on my way to bed early tonight because tomorrow we fly from here in Connecticut to Iowa to do a Continuing Medical Education unit in Sioux City on Wednesday am and pm. We are also scheduled to do a radio interview there around 3pm I believe, but don't know if we'll make it to that on time as it will be a push, getting from the afternoon CME to the radio station. Anyhow, I'm not too scared about the flights, after having flown to Arizona a few weeks ago and survived. And I'm no longer scared at all of speaking to a new crowd, though this is the first time we have to do two sessions in one day, and two different ones at that...But we have our usual presentation and then we worked up a powerpoint presentation for the workshop section so we should be in good shape...I hope.

Anyhow, I want to get this done and over with, and then finish with NAMI national in DC at the end of June, and have my life back! I look forward to trying to put together a poetry manuscript and perhaps looking for a publisher for that, if I have the nerve and the energy...I certainly have enough poems. And I want to get back to writing regularly... something, I dunno what. But really anything would do, so long as it is a project I can sink my teeth into. Lynnie wants to write a sequel to Divided Minds, but I am not sure if that's the best thing to do right now. It feels a little early....and it's not like it's so well known that a sequel would be clamored for. It's almost like we'd have to write a completely different book and try again....But I am not sure I want to do that either.

Well, I've taken my Xyrem and am feeling sleepy, so I'd better quit while I can still write. I'll write again soon, once I'm home again.

Posted by pamwagg at June 12, 2006 09:51 PM


Dear Pam,
I hate to disappoint Samantha, but I'm afraid that if you do finally publish a volume of your poetry,she will find that I will have already bought any copies a bookstore might order before they even hit the shelves. However, I'll be sure to send a copy to Samantha since she has demonstrated that her taste in poetry is exemplary. I am DELIGHTED that you have spread your wings, conquered your fears, and are ready for a new challenge. You will never cease to amaze me.
With loving admiration, Petunia

Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at June 13, 2006 11:24 PM

Pam you are awesome!!!! I will be the first in line to buy your poetry book!!!

Posted by: Samantha at June 13, 2006 05:51 PM

I was very glad to see that you have not "run out of gas". You are phenominal in what you have overcome.

I loaned out DM to another social worker and she gave it to someone else and I may have to get another one.....should be required reading for us folks.


Posted by: Steve Dahl at June 13, 2006 04:26 PM

I don't know how you do all the traveling that you do. We all owe you so much for your work educating people about sz.
For several months now, when reading your blog, I have thought that you deserve to stay home, relax and write something like your poetry or what ever floats your boat.
I'm in awe of the fact that you travel so much. I won't even agree to an overnight trip. I have to stick to a nice boring routine and fight the urge to throw myself into things. It's when I have too much human contact that my symptoms flare up.
I know poetry is one of the hardest types of writing to get published, but your poetry has universal appeal as well as interest to us sz people. Besides it might be fun for you deciding how to organize the book, etc. Plus you already have a publisher who knows you.
Good luck, Sarah

Posted by: Sarah at June 13, 2006 10:10 AM

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