One thing I love about my life is that when I set my mind to doing something, I do it. And life comes along with my effort. I’m sure there’s a natural law of the universe that matches my observations.
Time + Intention + Effort = Reward.
Fresh into my inbox on Sunday morning came a surprising email from an editor.
In November last year I saw a submission window for a publication called ‘100 Love Letters’ and in a fit of blaseity (that’s a new word), pulled a poem out of my muse’s proverbial, tweaked it a bit, and ten minutes later hit ‘send’.
I actually forgot about this poem, not even having saved it to my desktop! It’s called ‘A Blind Girl Remembers’ and I have no idea where the inspiration came from. But I think there something to be learned from the lack of attachment I had to it.
So fast forward to February 4th. I had to read my submission email to even remember what I had sent. (Note to self: set up that ‘submissions sent’ note book!) It’s a cute little poem; a bit sad, a bit whimsical, full of the physical sensations that one would expect of a blind person, symbolically or physically.
But if you want to read it you will have to wait until August, when it comes out in both electronic and print (!) editions. The publisher, KALA, is in Malaysia. (I like Malaysia, I have fond memories of visa runs there when I was living in Thailand.)
And they are sending me a ruly, truly, dinky-di contract! YEEHAAAA! I will post here when the book is out, and maybe they will give me an affiliate link or something like that. If that is the case, I will have to commercialise my blog – already on my to-do list but perhaps a well-needed kick up the behind.
My next task though is to get a bio together, send it off and then wait for the next email.
The year’s intentions are off to a very good start indeed.