Three quick things:
1. Three poetry rejections this week (two from journals, one from a contest). But also: one acceptance! I hope to be able to share that poem soon.
2. The contest rejection, and a couple of other motivations, inspired me to check in with a poet whom I studied with back when I was beginning this whole poetry endeavor more intensively. I’d decided that, after last year’s manuscript workshop, and the responses from the handful of presses/contests I’ve sent it to, the project and I might benefit from an expert consultation.
So I spent a big chunk of time over the weekend tweaking/modifying the ms and then emailed it off to those expert eyes. I’m nervous, of course, about the response that I’ll get. But as I told my consultant, I just want to make this ms as good as it can be. So I have to be open to all kinds of feedback.
3. Current guilty pleasure: Urged by my sister, I am currently ingesting episodes of the TV Land series Younger (inspired by a novel by Pamela Redmond Satran). I’m currently about midway through the first season.
In the first episode, the main character is hired as an assistant in a publishing house.
Need I say more? 😉
What’s new with your writing practice?