In the process of organizing stuff, I've sent off four poems to various publications in the hopes one of them will find a good home. I did get sidetracked while searching for poetry markets and found myself writing cinquains and hay(na)kus and indulging in a bit of free verse. I do like the challenge of these word-thrifty forms, where one has to search for the words that say what you want to say without saying them.
And before I burst:
Found in my mailbox, an invitation to submit work to the Asian Pacific Writers Network. This is my second invite to submit work to a publication this year. The first one being to TeenAge. I'm quite nervous as the editor for this edition of APWN is one awesome poet. I hope I write something good...** pokes brain. Wake up...time to get to work.**
Samuel is now 7.7 kilos. What a heavyweight! He's a lovely baby though...Joel is totally in love with his little brother and wants Samuel to come share his bedroom. I had to explain that Samuel's still a baby and Joel might turn over in his sleep and crush Samuel accidently. So, we settled for a photoshoot instead.
One of my favorite photos from yesterday afternoon.
Joel suggested that we start a writing club. The first two members being himself and myself. He's working on his Rainbow World "Novel" (because it's gotta be hundreds of pages long), and I have to work on something that must win a prize. (that boy and his prizes...)
We had a lovely conversation about writing on our way to school this morning.
Joel: Mama, when are you going to win a prize?
Me: Um...I don't know, hon.
Joel: So, why do you write anyway?
Me: Because I like writing.
Joel: Why do you like writing?
Me: Well...um...I suppose I've always been writing...and it is nice to share your stories with other people.
Joel: Shall we start a writer's club then?
Joel: Yes. You and I could be the first members. You have to read me your stories before you send them out to be published and I'll tell you if I like them well enough.
Me: That's a challenge.
Joel: And I can tell you if you need to change things before you send them out.
Me: Uh-huh...okay...so does this mean I won't be needing to join writer's workshops in the future?
Joel: You could win a prize, and we could buy Hollywood.
End of conversation.
- Current Location:home
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:silence