It’s all I have

Hi everyone,

This is one of those mornings when I type, “Hi everyone,” sit back, look around, and wonder what I can possibly say to start this day

For starters, I really, really didn’t want to get out of my warm bed this morning. I’m here, though, and know that I’ll spend the bulk of the next seven hours working on fixes for the Teacher Created Materials manuscript. I won’t enjoy it much, but it’s part of the business. I’ll write this blog post first.

I’ve already responded to some overnight emails. One was from the publisher in South Africa that asked me more than a year ago for permission to translate and print a story from THE BOOK OF GIANT STORIES in a proposed book. After repeated delays and promises, still no fee ($788) transferred into my bank. Yesterday I sent them an ultimatum. Another apology showed up overnight. I gave them one week to pay me or I’ll withdraw my permission.

I need to look at the schedule of poetry readings for April. The local program to celebrate National Poetry Month is being organized and led by former mayor, Robert Stevens. There are thirteen dates listed in different locations and times throughout the month and I hope to join a number of other poets for several of them. I believe I’ll be the only children’s poet, as usual.

This isn’t much of a post, is it? I’m sorry.