Well, a lot can happen in a week. Not particularly much was happening with my pen and poems, but I did reach closure on one thing: my 3rd poetry manuscript. I have it out to several places, but then I did receive an acceptance. I debated whether or not to wait for other places I had submitted the book to, but I just kept feeling this would be a good fit so the 3rd book will be out in 2014 from Aldrich Press. Yay! Which also means I won’t be submitting any of the individual poems anymore. Whew. Maybe that will get me creating new stuff?
I do have one draft for you guys. This is really early on, but I’d appreciate any discussion you guys want to have with it. I’ll keep it up for one week, and anything you guys post in comments I’ll also keep up for one week so let’s discuss.
–off to revise and/or submit that poem
Besides the above I’m off and on working on a memoir/personal essay idea around the DNA test I sent out. It isn’t back yet, but just the idea of it has me writing a bit. I’m also reworking some of the lessons for the next online workshop Follow Your Rabbit which will start on February 18th. That class may actually be one I can run any time of the year and more one-on-one. I hate to be secretive about how it will work, but I want to surprise those who take the workshop! (You can sign up anytime.) I also think the lessons for the class may eventually turn into the creative writing textbook I always thought I might put together. We shall see.
In between these items I’m apparently getting over the flu, reading two manuscripts that were submitted to me for critique, working on my AWP presentation, and starting to plan what I might attend at AWP which is now only 6 weeks away! Time flies.
Looking forward to hearing what you guys have been up to. Also don’t forget that Referential is still open till 2-3-13 for featured consideration and year round for referred submissions. We’d love to read some of your work