My fall submission is now officially in the mail. Man, it's nice having so much space in my studio, but I kind of miss not having to roll all over the place just to:
a) put paper in printer
b) grab ms, envelope, sase
c) roll back to printer
d) scoot back over to desk
This weekend we put the finishing touches on this room, including hanging my stuff up on the walls. So basically I went from a 3x3 corner of a bedroom to the whole top floor of a house. I will now stop complaining about the space. The room is still blue, but now the ceiling is painted Cat's Whiskers. There are no cat whiskers up here, however, because it has been declared a cat-free zone, much to my delight during manuscript season.
Saturday night I wrote my first poem on this laptop, and my first poem in Akron, actually. All went fine, and though I got bored in the middle of it I was able to finish, and I like it. Tomorrow night will be attending my first meeting of the Akron Poetry Collective with this poem in hand. I am looking forward to getting feedback again.