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?