So, like 8,500 other folks, I applied for the Amtrak Writer's Residency program. The chances of me actually getting one of the 24 Golden Ticket spots are slim to none, but like all things residency and contest based, I treat them like the lottery. If I win, fantastic. If not, it has given me a little space to dream.
You can read a great summary of the current state of the residency HERE.
Similarly, you can read how it all came to be OVER HERE.