Where on earth have I been since my last post in October? I had no idea I'd been gone so long ( I am writing very poetically today, don't you think?) and had quite a shock when I realised I hadn't been back in almost a month!
Well - as you have no doubt guessed by now - I am truly fine and dandy. The tooth extraction is but a bad memory - or a good one depending which way you look at it, I suppose - and I just need to be thinking about booking myself in for those fillings. And I will - eventually. As it is, this is only my fourth day back at the day job since my midweek break in Scarborough and I am well-pleased with how it is going. But even better! I came back from Scarborough last Saturday evening with a brand new children's book dancing around my head! At long last! I was beginning to think it would never happen again!
So what has been going on? Well ...I have been busy thinking up new exercise sheets for my young writers and I am so happy with the way things are going! I am horribly behind on the admin for it but I will catch up sooner or later! I have been writing quite a lot of poetry of late - mainly haiku and senryu. Here are a couple:
little bit of love
warms the cockles of your heart
then kisses your soul
living on the streets after
all you've done - shameful
the poppy petal
memories in scarlet that
say we won't forget
Do you like haiku? They are, I think, one of the most exquisite forms of poetry ever. Some of the real old Masters can say more in a 17 syllable haiku than some writers ever get to say in a million words! Quite, quite profound!
As for new book - well - let's just say the prologue is done ...