August 14, 2010
The Flying Peacock
"This is he."
"Hello Mr. Lopez, I am ______________________ the Assistant Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Post. We are interested in the Op-Ed you submitted. Can we publish it?"
"Will you be able to check your e-mail in an hour so I can send you my edits?"
And so it goes, back and forth during the day: e-mails, and phone calls. One call was while I was paying the 7-11 store clerk, and the last e-mail was close to 6:30 pm Pacific Time. Remember DC is three hours ahead. The good thing was I was able to make it for my final copy edit. It was a whirlwind kind of a day, hectic but fun. It was a good day. And it was Friday the 13th!
Well the Op-ed was finally published today. I cannot post it here as per exclusivity agreement with The Washington Post. Here is the link:
I chose to title this entry The Flying Peacock - my original title for the Op-Ed piece.
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