A gentle summer's breeze rustles the leaves.
Viridian entwines with forest green.
A nightingale's melody in the trees
Awakens the fae, fluttering is seen.
I'd like to submit the poem to Emerald Tales "Midsummer Eve" issue. I've never submitted a poem for a magazine before, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I wrote the poem in sonnet form, although I'm not sure it is completely iambic pentameter, although it is ten syllables per line. Oh, well. It's as close to a sonnet as I could get, considering I'm not a poet.
In other writing news, I decided not to write "A Harlequin's Last Laugh." At least, I won't write it for now. The deadline for the Halloween Whodunit anthology is tomorrow, and I just ran out of time and energy. I may pick the story back up, if the muses allow it.
I also received my first edits for "Once Upon a December Nightmare." Boy, I have my work cut out for me. I wrote "Once Upon a December Nightmare" back in May 2009, and I really only began writing my own work in January 2009. Even when I submitted the story back in August 2009, there was so much more about writing I had to learn. I feel like my writing abilities have grown tenfold, if not more, since August of last year. So, in other words, there is a lot I'm going to have to do to make the story better. I told my editor that I needed a day or two to mull over her suggestions. Then, this weekend, I plan to begin my first edits and hope to have them finished by the end of next week.
I plan to begin writing my Mother's Day story for Raven and the Writing Desk this week. I'd like to have it finished by the end of next week, so my fellow blog authors and critique it and give me my edits. If all goes as planned, the story will be up on the blog on May 5. Then, I'm off to work on my novels.
If you like cat stories, poetry, artwork, please visit Hazard Cat. It's a blog for all things feline created by my friend Lisa Rusczyk. Hazard Cat is currently accepting submissions, so if you have a story, poetry, or artwork that involves cats, please send it her way. Also, if you own a Kindle, you can read Hazard Cat there. And, for those that might have missed it, my detective short story "Hounded" can be read here on Hazard Cat.