I missed you all and wanted to share some of my good news with you. Awhile back I wrote a poem for challenge posted on Devin O’Branagan’s forum. Chris, one of the members, gave me the idea of Cupid and so I ran with it. I wrote a poem about my version of the ‘real’ meeting between Cupid and Psyche. The poem is entitled Bound and you can find it here under my ‘poetry’ section.
Anyhoo, I submitted it for a competition to the Poetry Institute of Canada and it’s now made it through to the final rounds. It will be published in a verse anthology entitled Fire & Light to be released hardbound in January of 2012, and it’s still in the running for the $500 grand prize! The winner will not be chosen/released until this winter and I will keep you posted. Till then, fingers and toes crossed for me please! 🙂
Meanwhile, I met someone today who inspired the following poem. I hope you enjoy it as it’s proof that even the nastiest people we come across can still inspire us. ;P
She wears her negativity
Like a cloak
Hiding inside herself
The bitter geyser
Sprung from a broken soul
Gushing down the path of life
In place of footprints
Tammy’s Tip Of the Week
Build your ‘writing resume’. Enter all kinds of contests and competitions and don’t stop to think about it. Meaning, what’s the worst they can do? Reject it? Big deal. Pull on your big girl panties. No matter how big or small something may seem, in the end it is all meat for the query letter. Diversify yourself. Enter your flash pieces, shorts, poetry, essays, fiction, non-fiction, magazines and newspapers articles. It might seem small and insignificant when you think of it individually, but it adds up to quite a tidy bulk of ‘published’ work and shows that your multifaceted. So get out there and be bold. Do everything you can to build your footprint in the world.
Cheers and thanks for stopping by to read/comment. I truly appreciate all your support and I’m blessed to have it. Peace and plotmares! 🙂