Friday, August 04, 2006

Well, I did it. I finished a chapbook manuscript. This is my second chapbook manuscript. Now, I just have to get the guts up to send it out. It's called The Flying Trolley and it's all based on creative writing students I've taught mostly in public hospitals and prisons. I might have gotten a little cheeseball on the opening essay, but...What can you do. I wrote five poems this week. I thin that's a post-children record for me. My other, book manuscript is now a whopping 71 pages, but it really needs some cutting back now. The problem is, I keep adding to it when I just need to let go of parts of it. It's hard to make new poems and keep the old if you know what I mean. But it's damn good to be back in the writing saddle.

1 comment:

Lynda said...

Iris, that's great that you're getting all of this writing output. I've started one story, but I've only written a page, and spend the rest of the time watching cable and feeling sorry for myself while I procrastinate about my job hunt.

What are you planning to do with the chapbook? Are you still editing it? Are you going to send it out to publishers or to contests?