First of all, I’d like to thank you all for sticking around during my school-induced hiatus. I’ve had limited time to do the things I like to
do, but I’ve been productive doing the things I have to
Second of all, I am glad to be back!
Third of all, LET’S CELEBRATE!
I announced that I had entered the Chapbook Challenge and was awaiting the results. Although we waited a little longer than it was scheduled, the results were published
and I was astonished to see my name on the list:
- Moments of Silence, by Larry Lawrence
- Surfacing, by Joseph Harker
- Chapbook, by Toni Giarnese
- Gathering of Dogs and Men, by Sara Ramsdell
- Listless, by Maxie Steer
- Goose Island Under a Mackerel Sky, by Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody
- Doll House, by Marissa Coon Rose
- Transformations, by Taylor Graham
YAY! It was a great moment of validation. I was congratulated and encouraged by my writing group (thanks so much you guys!). Hard work does pay off.
Congratulations are due to all the entrants – because as a first timer, I know it was a difficult process. Sara Ramsdell was named the winner, and a well deserved win. Her poems are poignant and beautiful. To read a few, check out the full results announcement.
What’s next? Well, April is in 8 days and another Poem-a-Day challenge begins. I will be posting my daily poetic attempts and I encourage your comments. Also, I will be polishing Listless and *bites nails* looking for publishing opportunities.
Whatever you put your mind to (even when your mind seems to be leaving) you can achieve.