Monday, April 11, 2005

Chapbook

Well, someone approached me in email today, someone I knew from an ezine I was published in, and a board I used to post on, and asked if I'd let her publishing company publish a chapbook for me. I am so excited, even though I know that this is only a step or two above self-publishing. I know that the product will be professional in appearance, it will have an ISBN #, and will afford me the opportunity to site something other than just online Ezines for publishing credits. I realize that I'm not going to get rich off of this, but it's a first step for sure!

And I'm just so flattered that someone thought my work needed to be "out there" that they solicited a manuscript from me!It was so sudden and unexpected - I was hoping she couldn't hear my heart pounding when I called her. I'm such a wuss about talking on the phone, especially to people I don't know. And on top of the usual sense of panic I feel when calling strangers, I was nearly in a panic about the fact that, having never been published, I was so completely clueless as to protocol.

Thank god she was so down to earth and sweet on the phone!
Now to get together 20 - 30 poems that "tell a story."

I'm not at all sure I have 30 that need to see the light of day!


If you guys don't see me so much for a while - I'm either working on a chapbook, or dying of a nervous breakdown!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Erin...that's the thing about a nervous breakdown (so I hear) - you WISH you could just die, but you don't. Lol. Take care of yourself. Glad to know I am not the only one on semi-hiatus. Oh, and regarding the phone wussiness, I will be sure to ringy dingy you unexpectedly one of these days. Mwahahah!

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  2. Very cool Erin! Let me know when it's all said and done so I can order a copy.

    jenni

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  3. You know, Erin, E2 is right, if you ready her blog last day or so. Be careful out there, never know what kind of swindles people are running out there. I do want to see you published - all in good time. Best warmest regards.

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  4. Wow Erin! Things seem to be moving along so fast for you lately! That's awesome! And as far as finding 30 poems that tell a story, I can probably name at least that many off the top of my head. You're an amazing writer, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of publication.

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  5. You guys are just too damned awesome. Love yas *smooch*

    Yeah, fasssst -- and there's more sort of in the sidelines brewing! I don't think I can keep up!

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