Shawn L. Bird

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poem-inside August 14, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:04 am
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On the outside, I am smiling

and laughing.

On the inside, I am squealing

oh my god!

oh my god!

oh my god!

oh my god!

while leaping about the room

doing back flips.

On the outside

I just seem happy.

On the inside

I’ve gone super nova.

.

.

.

(sometimes I wish I was 2 again, so I could act out these moments of euphoria)

 

poem- change December 7, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:32 pm
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(early October)

I can’t go to conference this year.

Ahhh! Please come!

I can’t think what I’d  pitch this year.

Stay with me!  

Oh. I have that old thing I could share.

Come!

Okay.

(Mid-October)

Here, look at this piece.

I like it!  Send me more!

Here, look at this piece.

I like it!  Can I see more?

(November)

Yup.  I really like it.  Send it to her.

Here is the rest!

(December)

I like it!  Let’s work together!

Here’s a contract!

.

and so begins the next part of the journey

and thanks to Leena because I could have missed it all!

 

hyper-ventilating October 16, 2012

I have met some ‘famous’ people over the years, and while I may be in awe of their talent, they generally turn out to be people pretty much like me. I know that. But at the moment, it’s rather difficult to BELIEVE it.

As you’ve noticed if you’ve read this blog for any time, I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, and I am amazed by her talent and her generosity to her fans and other writers. I have posted questions on her Facebook page and on the Compuserve Writers’ Forum, and she has provided helpful (and sometimes lengthy) responses.

For these reasons, I am hyperventilating as this week ticks by, because in less than 48 hours I will be meeting Diana Gabaldon (and J. J. Lee, Jack Whyte, Mary Balogh, Anne Perry and Michael Slade, not to name drop or anything) 🙂 at a fund raiser for the Surrey Writers’ Conference, and on Saturday I have the honour of sharing the scene that Diana had helped me with in a 15 minute blue pencil appointment at the conference.  I am nervous, excited, and slightly terrified of making a fool of myself.

My son said, “Just don’t be a fan, Mom. Be professional.”

Yeah. Easier said than done, kid!

 

 
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