Have you heard the saying the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?
Well, in this case it’s true! My boy-o was entered in a poetry contest (he claims he didn’t know) and according to the letter we received his poem was selected by The American Library of Poetry to be published in this year’s book of poetry, Eloquence.
Yup, this proud mama is cheesing hard. Of course, the kid doesn’t even remember the poem (I do, he asked me to read it before he turned it in.) It was for extra credit in history class. Amazing, he’ll be published at fourteen and he’s acting as if he doesn’t care. Maybe he’ll feel different when he actually holds the book in his hands and sees his name in print. It’s an awesome feeling. We’re very proud of our boy.
I also got some good news of my own. My first chapter for Innocent Sacrifice (the latest novel I’m working on) got accepted for the HD California Writers Club Anthology. Plus I’m working with a fellow author on her book launch.
So much stuff in going on…and yet I want more. Does that seem greedy?
I can’t help it. I got a taste of the good stuff and I want to bathe in it, baby!
It seems like it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. Things have been kind of hectic lately. However, I do have some good news to share. I submitted an article to the Inkslinger editor and she accepted it. This means it’ll be published in the HDCWC October newsletter. Yay! :cheers for me:
Want to know something else? I forgot I had poetry published in the HDCWC newsletter September issue as well. (Tonta!) Yea, I know how in the heck does someone forget something like that? I don’t know. I’ve been asking myself the same question for over a week.
In moments such as this, I think it’s just easier to quote my hubby, “Eh, you’ll have that on big jobs.”
Today I got my 2nd set of business card. The 1st set I ordered came out nice but weren’t quite right. The print was too small. It wasn’t anyone else’s fault but my own. I guess it is true, everything does look bigger online. Ha! But I digress, I love these new cards. I kept the same color and image. I just moved things around and made the text bigger. In this case, bigger is definitely better.
The cards came just in time too. This Saturday is our monthly California Writer’s Club meeting. I can walk in with a little more dignity and pizazz than I usually do. Especially since the August 2012 newsletter is now available online at http://www.hdcwc.org/Pages/default.aspx .
Guess who’s on page 4 AND 5? No, it’s not the latest Kim K. romantic development silly sally. Me! The editor put 2 of my poems in. It didn’t quite hit me till about an hour after seeing it. I was having breakfast with my son and had to run to the bathroom. I started tearing up and was afraid I would start crying like a freak in front of everyone.
Sure, I had already posted those poems on my blog but having them published is different. There’s a sense of anonymity with a blog. I can pretend nobody is reading it although secretly hoping everyone is. But this is legitmate. I didn’t even get paid which really makes me feel like a bona fide writer.
I never thought the day would come that I’d be happy about not getting paid. Funny how life turns out, isn’t it?