I’m very pleased to tell you that tall-lighthouse is going to publish a pamphlet of about twenty of my poems in late 2014. I’m still working on a title and have spent much of today sitting on my stripy rug, scribbling down ideas, as well as going for a muddy walk to help me think. I now need to work on ordering the poems and making them as good as I can before I send the full manuscript to Gareth Lewis at tall-lighthouse. I almost said “before I send the full manuscript to my editor” but I didn’t dare. I won’t believe this is true until the finished book is in my hands.
For now, I have dinner to cook for my children and decisions to make about what to read with my shared reading groups tomorrow and on Thursday. Newsflash to self: the world carries on even when your heart is skipping with good news.