I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a hard year in many ways. So this achievement feels even more meaningful to me.
Every success reminds me of why I started. Why I haven’t given up. I want to continue. I don’t want to quit.
My poem is being published in an anthology. Funny story that isn’t funny. I thought I wouldn’t hear back, so I made a few edits and published the poem on my blog. But then I got a letter saying they wanted to publish it. As a result, I had to make the post private.
That story says a lot about me. But it also goes to show you just how long the publishing process takes.
I first had to sign a release form. Then I approved the proof for print. Now, everything is out of my hands.
I wrote this poem in 2016. It’ll be published at the end of 2018. That’s crazy to me.
I’m so grateful for all your support. I don’t have many writer friends in real life. Which is why I often don’t share this kind of stuff with them. Thanks for listening to me through thick and thin.
To be honest, I try to blog every day because I want to document the good as well as the bad. Not just the highs or the highlights. I want to récord the beautiful and ugly moments in my life.
I hope I can inspire others. At the very least, I hope you know you’re not alone.