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My wait is over…or not

March 20, 2009

Ever waited a really long time for something just to realize you have to wait some more?  Welcome to my world.

I got an email from Clarion West.  I’ve been waitlisted.  This means that if John Doe is accepted, says he’s going, then develops a case of malaria that prevents him from attending, I’m in.  Actually it is reasonable that someone would drop out of a six-week event like Clarion West.  Job issues, money issues, love life issues, spontaneous success, spontaneous combustion…lots of possibilities.  I do not wish these issues on anyone, but if they come up, I’m here.

It’s not clear how long the waitlist is.  Just me?  Two or three of us?  A whole minor league team worth?  Do I get a call for any dropout or just another male?  I guess the issue is merely academic.

Still no word from San Diego.  It should come tomorrow.  I’m still holding out hope.  I really think that application was stronger.  We’ll see.

Good luck to the Clarion West class of 2009.  I’ll be watching for your names in the big zines; you watch out for mine.  It will be there.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2009 1:28 pm

    Congrats! Really! Being selected means more waiting, but at least it’s a validation of your work’s quality. I’m still crossing my fingers on Clarion East. Like you, I’m hopeful that the last-minute notice might be a good sign.

  2. March 20, 2009 2:08 pm

    I think you’re good! That guy Freezepop said he probably wasn’t going, didn’t he?

  3. osomuerte permalink
    March 20, 2009 2:18 pm

    Freezepop had some “hard thinking” to do. I hope it works out best for him whichever way it goes. But I have to imagine that they got a decision from him by now, at least a preliminary. Besides, I’m not sure how long the wait list is. Am I at the top?

    Too many unanswered questions. If I get called up to the big leagues, I’ll let you know.

    Keep in touch.


  4. March 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    I suspect he got into both workshops, and now he has to decide between C & CW. I don’t think he’ll have to decide until at least the end of the month.

    And judging from the number of rejections on the forum, I’d say you’re probably one of three MAX.

  5. April 4, 2009 9:58 pm

    Hi: I found you through the CWest forum. I’m in the same boat as I’m waitlisted for Clarion SD. Even if I don’t get the call, it’s amazing to be good enough to be “almost” chosen … but if you’re anything like me you can’t wait to know if a big trip is in your future. Good Luck!

    • osomuerte permalink
      April 5, 2009 1:59 am

      My sentiments exactly, all around. I am trying to stay cool since the odds are against me attending this year, but the hope still simmers. Congratz on your achievement. -Oso

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