YES! My first official poetry manuscript submission! Back in the saddle of writing, I researched a few literary contests. Unicorn Press offered one…First Book Contest. The requirements were to send in 56-72 pages of unpublished original poetry. I sent 64 poems on 68 pages. The winner receives $250 and will have their poetry published in a hand-bound book by Unicorn Press. Woo! Hoo! Wish me luck…you gotta play to win!!!
I also sent 17 poems to Blue Mountain Arts – Poetry Card Contest. I’m writing every day, working on my 6th short story, creating a scene file for a possible novel, reading genres I haven’t read before and loving all of it!
Bright Spot – A spontaneous lunch stop at The Olive Garden not only afforded me a great meal, but the pleasure of meeting Dawn. She was my server with a smile! It was apparent that she was not working alone…Lucas is due to be born in only 8 days!!!
|Dawn and Lucas|
This morning I ventured to the beach on my knee walker. It was cool and breezy and relatively humidity-free…I had to try especially since there is a beach access directly across the street. It turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had anticipated. The beach access included a winding sand covered path before you actually reached the beach. So my walker, my boot and I had to synchronize and harmonize our movements…big time! The arms got a serious workout. With all that said, I spent a wonderful hour on the beach. I leaned the walker on the trash can and I sat on the sand leaning on the walker… I watched the sun creep up the beach as it cleared the tops of the buildings behind me and had some fun with a shadowy selfie! I read some Maya Angelou and headed back to the house. Now, I know that trip is possible, but I am quite satisfied to have done it ONCE.
|Bird on a breakfast mission...|
movements were so calculated
|Funny what you notice when sitting still|
most of the day...open blinds on art
|Open blinds on wall|
|Huge bird nest spotted atop light pole|
driving back from the post office
|The new hairdo...the only thing more|
challenging than taking a selfie is taking one in the mirror!!!
I never know where my eyes will be looking...LOL
|How is it possible that it took this many years|
for them to notice the spaghetti didn't fit in the pot?
|The sun slowly making its way up the beach|