8 weeks down, 7 to go

Hi everyone,

It was a good week, another six poems completed. I’ve now finished all of the poems for kindergarten students and 1st and 2nd grade students for the first and second quarters. What’s left are poems for 1st and 2nd grade kids for the third and fourth quarters.

Between now and the November 15 deadline I have trips to Portland, Crater Lake, and Sun River with Jeff and Jennifer; Kansas City to attend the Andrea Bocelli concert; Salt Lake City to be on a science poetry panel at the national conference of the American Association of School Librarians; and, closer to home, Mansfield, Missouri to participate in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival. I still think I can meet the deadline but only if I don’t accept anything else between now and then. I’m practicing saying “No” in front of the mirror. I hope it works.

During this last week I received strong interest in a new book of poetry. No contract offer yet. The artist who would be illustrating the book is an old favorite partner but he won’t be free to get started for at least a year. For him I would wait.

4 comments on “8 weeks down, 7 to go

  1. Enjoy the sights and along the way with your partner. The Laura Wilder Child Book festival sounds like a real highlight. By the way, child verse books are so very meaningful. I am so proud of you for doing this, David. Blessings.

    ‘The Pond At The Bottom Of The Lighthouse’
    Author Ariel O’Suilleabhain

    • Hi Ariel,
      Sorry I’ve been behind. I’m looking forward to several new adventures in the coming weeks and happy at work on the poetry project for the young kids in Virginia. Proud to be a part of that project.

  2. Wowsa! You’re keeping busy!!!

    Me? Subbing and wildlife spotting! A large herd of eelk in an unexpected place on Friday; a herd of deer outside my window yesterday, plus a bear! (Not at my house); and this morning…a moose jogging across our property!!!

    Oh – I saw a rabbit this morning, too. Lol! Not quite as exciting.

    • Su, and you Danny may sometimes feel like you’re the one in a zoo with all the rest of the cast coming around to look you over. We saw a young bunny in our yard last month so we have practically everything you have — except for the moose and elk and bears and rattlesnakes, stuff like that.

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