All afternoon, I tried again to reset my damn password on four different computers, and finally called my friend, the writer Rochelle Shapiro, and asked if she could do it on her computer. Bless her! She opened it up and got me a new password and I promptly, for some reason, got seven Do Not Reply messages in my email, each with a different new password. I picked up the latest one and tried it on my Mac. Nope. Error messages galore. I then tried it on the PC and to my absolute astonishment IT WENT THROUGH.
I realize this is ridiculous. I realize my chances of getting an NEA are slim to none, but I also realized something about myself that I sort of like, at least when it comes to this: I never give up. I find a way. I pray to the universe. I go get help. I try to stay hopeful.
I made it happen. Now onto worrying about how to apply for a Guggenheim!