A cool function.
I’m happy to see that Assembly is still selling well – it’s currently the top selling Language/English title on the website.
coming in at number nine.
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.
A writer friend sent me a link to a You-tube video today, which had me laughing more than I’d done in ages. It has some rude words in it, so I’m not going to post it here because this is a kid-friendly blog, but if you’re old enough and have ever had problems with proofreading, then click here to see why I’m laughing.
The guy’s name is Taylor Mali and he’s an American teacher, poet and comedian. I enjoyed the first one so much I watched two other clips featuring him, and the one titled What a Teacher Makes is probably my favourite, being a teacher myself, though I don’t profess to be as wonderful a teacher as he sounds.
If you’ve enjoyed those two, there’s a third one here, which is also very good – and very true.
Sometimes a good laugh keeps you going.