Shawn L. Bird

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poem-ten October 12, 2019

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:46 pm
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ten years ago

dream in pocket

breathless

learning to pitch a book

awed by everyone

talent

knowledge.

Wishing.

Today, I pull a bin

to my own author table.

I am awed at everything.

It’s just ten years.

Same space I pitched!

Now,

ten books to spread

for this event.

My words searching for homes.

A blink of time

those dreams

are truth.

.

.

I just realized that this month is the 10th anniversary of my first writing conference.  I bravely registered for one day of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, took my husband and our exchange student to Vancouver. While they spent a day exploring, I pitched my first book to the publisher who would eventually offer me a contract for it and had my first blue pencil with a professional author (Meg Tilley).  Ten years later, I’ve been invited to sell at a Guest Author table, in the very same room I pitched in, and I will have ten books on my table to sell and sign.  How astonishing.  How quickly a decade passes! How amazing to see what happens when you take the risk!

 

6 Responses to “poem-ten”

  1. C. D. Anders Says:

    That’s quite the accomplishment. Congrats!

  2. ~M Says:

    That’s awesome! This is what happens when you don’t give up. 😉

  3. Jim Stewart Says:

    What a great story.

  4. Fragilistic Says:

    Congrats, that’s amazing. I wish I find the courage and opportunity to do the same!

  5. pure pleasant reading here, your poem is well done.

  6. Thank you for sharing your story. Congregations!


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