The mail man brought me something nice today – my contributor copy of Little Ears magazine, bearing my poem Raining. Always wonderful to see something I’ve written in print, and especially wonderful to see it included in such a quality publication, alongside names including Claire Saxby, Meredith Costain and Dianne Bates.
By email I also received something nice – a PDF of proofs for my new poetry book, Assemble, which will be released by Ready Ed early in 2008. Assemble is designed for classroom use and includes 24 performance poems, each with accompanying teaching notes and suggestions for classroom use. I’m delighted with the design and layout, and can’t wait to hold the final product in my hands.
At this busy time of year I find it difficult to find enough time to write, but when I see my finished work like this I remember why it’s important to keep making that time.
In the meantime, the Squeezy Blog Tour wrapped up today, after seven interesting days and seven wonderful blogs. The feedback on this tour has been excellent and I’m looking forward to hosting other authors in the future. If you don’t know about the tour, see my post below and click through to read all seven entries.