Only halfway through the month, here I am posting. Awake at midnight with pain shooting down my spine and the backs of my legs. Sniffing a menthol stick because my allergies are acting up – allergic to a sunny day? – or maybe it’s a cold because my heart is racing a bit. Cannot get comfortable worth a damn!
Yet, I feel crazy-happy! The cover of my memoir is done. I still can’t do page numbers, so don’t ask when it will be published, but it’s done. And the feature for my Buk tribute poems was fantastic Monday. Yup, I’m wiped out for a week after one social engagement/creative work event, but I’m pretty tired after a day of laundry too yet laundry doesn’t leave me smiling like in the photo below!
I was just about to complain about the achy-breakies from dust-bustering the cat-hair-matted rug because the vacuum is on the fritz (Read: D.E.A.D.). Then Buzzzzzzzz. UPS man. The books for my poetry feature are here! I didn’t have money to buy a final copy for months, thus only had the glossy sample from November.
This is the first time I’ve seen the matte covers. They are beautiful! Now if 6 people buy a $10 copy at my feature at Stone Soup Poetry, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA a week from today (hint, hint) I can pay two bills I ignored to buy my own books. Hey, when we say we’re starving artists, it’s no exaggeration! 😎