Writing Update…

Hi everyone,

I’ve been a bit behind in reading and writing reviews, and it seems that the Kindergarten rush has taken up a lot of my time.

I did want to update everyone on my own poetry writing and submissions process, for those who are interested of course.  I’m not sure when I’ve last updated you, but I did have one haiku accepted to Wild Plum – a haiku journal, which should appear in the fall/winter issue.

However, since that acceptance, I’ve submitted to 13 journals, and have received 9 rejections.  There are 4 journals I have not heard from, as yet.  Two I will be contacting shortly, as those poems have been under consideration since February and April, respectively.

As you can imagine, the process is arduous and filled with self-doubt.  But I’ve written a few poems for a completely new project, which only one person knows about, and new poems that are not really part of a project.

The haiku project is on the back burner as a I reassess its direction, since the manuscript I submitted to a competition was not selected or even in the final round.  I’ll get back to that at a later time.

How has your summer gone?  Any great books I’ve missed out on? Are you writing? What are your projects?

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    Yay for that one acceptance! Focus on that and keep plugging away.

  • Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    I can’t wait for you to get further in your new project. I’m very excited about it. You inspire me with your creativity and perseverance!