Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm Pinching Myself

This morning I had a few minutes before leaving for work and sat down to check email. I opened up a message and literally sat there staring at it for several minutes before it sunk in. A literary press is publishing my poetry collection!!!!!!!!!!! It will be in the form of a chapbook. It is a place that I have repeatedly submitted to because I just had a gut feeling that it was the right place for my work. I'm SO glad they agreed! I've spent years putting together collections and years wondering if I was wasting my time. The validation is sweet. I will let you all know when it is published and in my waiting hands. Thank you Lord!

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad to be the first to congratulate you. A dream fulfilled! You're a wonderful poet and finally, your collection will be shared with the world. Be so happy!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm so happy for you. That is wonderful validation, indeed.

Please do let us know when it's published.

bonnie said...

Oh my goodness.... CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is outrageously exciting news. You must be thrilled. Yee Haw. Sorry, I don't know the term chapbook. does it have anything to do with chapters?

CRUSTYBEEF said...

God Bless you! That is wonderful news!!

Now, what is a Chapbook?

All my happiness,
Elizabeth

CRUSTYBEEF said...

will you let us know where we can buy a copy??

E~

FranIAm said...

Diane - what GREAT news!!

That is fantastic and I am so glad for you!!

Thank God!

simonsays said...

That is awesome news!!! Yea for you!

:)

Choralgirl said...

Well, how cool is that? :-)

Go, Diane!

Kristin said...

Wow!

This is amazing news!

Congratulations!

james2285 said...

congratulations, well done.
j

AmyS. said...

Fantastic, Diane. I always knew you'd have your poetry published. I'm thrilled for you!!

CJM-R said...

Wow, what an exciting venture!! I am very happy for you!!

Edna said...

Congratulations Diane! That is wonderful news.

quakerdave said...

Excellent. Congrats.

John Ettorre said...

Congratulations. As a brand new reader of this interesting blog, I'm so very happy for you.