Letters to my Father: A Quiet Excitement

Dear Dad,

My book was sent to the judges today. I entered it into a self-published book competition. I actually suspect that it’s same one you entered with the first three Homeostasis Press books published. You learned some important things from that experience. I was looking through photographs to go with this post and realized that this little guy was a model for one of the sketches in the book. Remember? I don’t know why it tickles me so much that I stopped to sketch a sheep, and an apple, and the moon before I published this book. I did, and it does.

Romney Lamb

The winners won’t be notified until October. Critiques come in March. It’s a long wait. That’s okay. I’m patient. I am just delighted that I actually entered. You know it’s my way of showing how important it is that you helped me get this far.


Love, Me

Best of it reading

Best of it reading


About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, birder, food preserver, and retired school library lady. I love colors and textures looking for them in the world around me. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I'm working to stay strong into my senior years, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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