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H is for Happy News

The other day I followed someone's squib on facebook to a set of pictures. They had some comment about the power of nature or somesuch, but I was struck by the beauty in the pictures. I thought, I should set a story or two in places like this. Then I wrote a poem. A day later I tweaked it a bit and sent it out into the world.

And it was accepted!

The preliminary word is that it will appear in Everyday Poets sometime in June.

Sometimes things just work
The inspiration is clear
And the story flows


I've been doing this writing thing long enough now to know that the words that flow like a gift or a blessing aren't magic. They always follow on times when I worked and worked on my craft, pushing past my limits, often without a particularly good result. If they are a gift, they are a gift I gave myself, a reward for persevering when the going gets rough, proof that I've learned something I didn't know before and am ready to move on to something harder.

I don't know what "harder thing" is next yet, though...

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seekerval
Apr. 11th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Congrats! Well done, Deirdre.

I like your thoughts on the writing craft and the reward for working on it.
wyld_dandelyon
Apr. 12th, 2013 04:43 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I'm still so happy every time some little bit of my writing finds a home. You'd think it would get old, but it doesn't.
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wyld_dandelyon
Apr. 12th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I like today's haiku even better. I wonder if you'll agree?
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wyld_dandelyon
Apr. 12th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Interesting. Why is this one better?

The art is one of my more successful watercolor experiments. I went to a watercolor workshop at Capricon, which is the first time I was ever pleased with the results of watercolor; since then every sketchfest I've tried a couple more.
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wyld_dandelyon
Apr. 14th, 2013 06:42 am (UTC)
That's OK. I'm glad you liked it!
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