|Illustration - The Red Clover Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker/courtesy of Monday's Child|
The Red Clover Fairy and the Springtime Bumble Bee
Good Morning, Mister Bee.
you’re visiting my bloom.
and color brought you here,
O Bumble Bee, it’s clear
you’ve come to pollinate ~
I so appreciate
new buds with Springtime cheer.
(Poetic Form: Ovillejo)
Hi there! Yeah...it's been a while, hasn't it? For those of you who stopped by to pay a call and write comments, I thank you so much! Really! And I'm sorry too, because not only I haven't posted recently, but I haven't visited anyone recently either. I did manage to squeak out some poems for the PAD Challenge at Poetic Asides, but other than that, I really haven't had much time to do anything else, because of a different writing matter...
See, beside writing my quirky-ish mostly rhyme and mostly poetic form poetry, I also write children's fiction. I did manage to get one novel (Penny Wishes, 2009) published by a small press, but alas, the press went out of business later in the same year. I have several others in the works.
However, I just dreamed up a new story idea - which oddly enough, came from a dream (that's happened a number of times, believe it or not) and so I drafted an outline of the story (middle grade historical fiction) which I shared with my writing group. They saw potential in it, which was pretty cool. Right after that, I attended a 1st page SCBWI event which featured two editors from well-known publishers ... and it went pretty well. So ... I've been heavily focused on that project, largely because I now have a three month window for submission.
And that's the story - at least to date.