I read. I write. I write and read. With much prompting from two supportive writing groups, I finally began to send out entries.
Last year, 2012, I began to read my work at open mics. Finally, by November, I cast away some of the blue butterflies that caught in my throat. And I sent out to submissions that seemed to call for what I wrote.
I was delighted when I was accepted to the Whatcom WRITES! call for submissions on the subject of “loyalty.” I’ve never written about loyalty, was my first thought. Then I cruised through my poems. Of course I had. I sent one in.
Today’s Bellingham Herald had this announcement in TakeFive:
WHATCOM WRITES! WINNERS TO READ AT VILLAGE BOOKS
Winners of the Whatcom WRITES! Contest, a part of the recent countywide What READS! program, will share their entries at a free event at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd at Village Books, 1200 11th Street.
The contest theme this year was “loyalties.” Among the readers are Robin Barker, Tim Pilgrim, Susan J. Erickson, Nicole Olivers, Betty Scott, C.J. Cj Prince and Heather Williams.
Bellingham Herald 2.28.13
So, if you’re around, stop by Village Books on Sunday. A chapbook has been published with the entries. I am eager to see it.
Tomorrow I will facilitate my monthly writing group, First Friday Writers. That’s the secret. Just to keep writing. Editing comes but first we must write.