That great moment when you finish a piece of work nine years in the making, and then receive an email informing you that your work from a separate manuscript will be published in five days!
The piece getting published is titled Flames And Shadows, and it’s from a work in progress, a memoir (eleven years in the making) which I’m turning into a roman à clef – a fictionalized memoir. It’s titled The Other Dimension, and it’s unfinished. The excerpt can be found in Panorama Journal this Sunday, in Issue 4: Seen (more details soon).
As for the work I just finished, it’s called Rising, and I will be editing, redrafting and pitching it to poetry agents, publishers and journals. It’s a 13,000 word lyric-epic. If you have pointers, shoot!
Now I’m going for a coffee, a snack, and then on to the next manuscript. There are many.