Friday, August 31, 2007

whine enough and ye shall recieve...

I had an awful morning,…was blasted out of bed after only five hours of sleep with a nasty headache. Spent nearly two hours in a hellish holiday weekend commute on the bus, most of it on Lake Shore Drive, which sort of looked something like a parking lot. I was almost an hour late to work so was starving and had no time to grab some breakfast thus was blood sugar cranky and listless.

BUT, lo and behold, I opened up my e-mail a while ago and Ghost Road wants to publish girl show. I had sent it to a couple of contests I didn't win in the spring, and recently the Four Way open reading period (which I had to withdraw it from this afternoon), but I was really sort of hoping Ghost Road would like it since they completely rock and did such an awesome job with my first book. So I'm totally blown out of the water at my good fortune, despite my crappy morning. It will be out sometime in 2009, which is a good timeline since I'll be hawking my Dusie Book most of next year (it's due out December abouts..).

I was whining ridiculously to everybody just yesterday that it seemed nearly all the poems (all but 6) had appeared somewhere, and now I only had to worry about the book as a whole. It is nice that it was my thesis mss, sort of puts closure on the whole process of working on it for the last year, grinding my teeth, spending a good part of the fall and spring endlessly re-ordering and tweaking. It's assured it's place out there in the world at some point now and I'm, except for maybe some minor fine tuning, finished with messing with it endlessly....

11 comments:

Penultimatina said...

Many congrats, Kristy! That is awesome news. :)

Bloody Ice Cream said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Congrats!!

CandyDishDoom said...

Wow! Huge congratulations.

DUSIE said...

wow! many congrats to you!

michi said...

yay for you, kristy!! great news! congrats!

Anne said...

Wonderful news -- congratulations!

jeannine said...

Yay! Congrats girl!

B-Ho said...

Fabulous news!! Nice to see all your hard work paid off... Plus, duh, I know firsthand it's a fabulous book ;)

Congrats!!

wickedpen said...

Thank you!

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Kristy! That's awesome news. :-)