I've learned quite a bit from this:
2. What is a SIG---otherwise known as 'Special Interest Group' in the ASHA world? I've never fronted the money but apparently each SIG has scholarly publications that the members (who pay $35 a year) can read and get C.E.Us. I'm hopefully going to be published in one of those, although I may not be able to read my own published article since I'm not a member of this group. Maybe I'm not as poor as I think I am. Perhaps, I'll turn over a new leaf now, and join a SIG---the one focusing on school-based issues now has me intrigued! I'll keep you posted about this.
3. What is peer review? I actually already knew about this, but it's a bit intimidating to submit something I've written to be edited and reviewed by people I don't know. Right now, I'm using my 22-year-old daughter as my editor, but we think alike and readily critique each other all time about lots of things. The part about complete strangers reviewing my paper (that I don't know how to write) is daunting to even consider. I'm sure that the reality is there will only be a couple of people on a computer that will edit my masterpiece, but my fantasy is that a large group will be earnestly talking about what I wrote. Ha Ha!
What's done is done---I said 'yes' and this has been great, albeit painful practice, and I'm sure that I'll have a bit more editing to do. I'll let my readers know on how this challenge turns out.
I hope all of you are having a good start to the year!