Well there you go - a list of published work as promised. I hope it goes some way to telling you a bit more about my writing history. You can always skip it if you want, I won't be offended.
Thought I would add a quick post tonight to go with the list just to say hi and keep my toe in the door. I hope you have had a busy and productive week. I am still awaiting the final decision on the new draft of The Article - I sent a quick email to the editor today, so fingers crossed. I will keep you in the picture.
Had a good session with the Young Writers on Sunday. We are just finishing a thorough dissection of The Short Story by looking at story types. We will go back to poetry next session. I gave out a whole bunch of Certificates of Achievement. It warms my heart to see the pride on their faces when they receive these - and so they should feel proud, they work really hard at developing their craft and they deserve all the accolaides they can get!
I am still umming and ahhing about The Book. Keep agent hunting? Self-Publish? Kindle it? All I know is that it is worthy of publication somehow or other and by George it will get there by wriitng hook or publishing crook. I have written some absolute tosh in my time. One of the worst things I ever had published was a children's poem that appeared in an anthology. I won't tell you which one but suffice it to say it is the only piece of my work I have ever disliked - especially when it did get published. It was complete drivel. I don't know how it got to that point! I also have loads of unpublished tosh. Editors aren't the only ones with a slush pile, believe me. But by the same token I pratically do always know when I have produced something good - one of my best poems ever ever ever won an award in a competition, and my favourite haiku ever was published in a magazine. That is why I know The Book is worthy of all the effort I can put into it. Just like I knew with Yucketypoo (ooh look - I'm a poet and I don't know it)!
I cannot keep procrastinating over this book. I have got to get something done - not least because (big drum-roll) - I have now started a new book.
Will I never learn ...?