I Am Flying: Poets Cottage Has Sold

I am flying. I am finding it difficult to take in at the moment, even though I’ve known for a couple of weeks. Yesterday – Spring Equinox – I spent the morning at my agent’s signing a two-book deal with Pan Macmillan.

I am swooping over the chimney tops and breaking apart clouds as I say those words again. I’ve been writing now for six years out of contract. Poets Cottage took me three years to write as I struggled with juggling motherhood and writing.

It has been three years since I stood outside the ‘real Poets Cottage’ in the Tasmanian evening light watching the full moon rise over her roof and the shadows move in the garden.

She gave her story to me then and I passed it on.
I am soaring with my dreams amongst the stars now. Swoosh! Swoosh!
Watch me swoop!
The Spring Equinox is a time of balance, contemplation, celebration and giving thanks. I have a lot to celebrate tonight.
Other things in my life are not so good. The shadows are there with the ongoing health problems of a close family member.
But tonight I will wave to you from the sky wherever you are. If you look out of your window to the night. I am smiling back. xx

4 Responses

  1. Mrs. Press December 10, 2010 / 10:23 pm

    Woo hoo for you! I was intrigued to read about you because I love the comments you make on my blog. “Poet’s Cottage” sounds v. exciting. Congratulations. I will certainly be buying a copy! The wonderful thing about writing, I always think, is that it’s something you can always rely on – you can do it anywhere and forever. On being a mamma and trying to find time to scribble, I always picture Fay Weldon feverishly churning out chapters in ten minute intervals on the top of the stairs while she waited for her kids to get ready for school. xxx Mrs. Press

  2. josephinetalepeddler December 29, 2010 / 5:51 am

    Thanks Clare. I’m such a big fan of your writing and Blog and so it means a lot to hear from you. And sometimes I find I get more done in a twenty minute stretch than when I have all day. Less time wasting and internet distractions! xx

  3. christine medwin January 22, 2011 / 3:17 am

    Hallo Josephine and David
    It was lovely to have you stay at Captains Cottage. Thank you for the meat pack you left. No charge for coffee plunger…accidents happen! It was lovely of you to write the terrific comments in the visitors book and I will be looking out for Poets Cottage. Congratulations
    Best Wishes
    Chris Medwin

    • josephinetalepeddler January 25, 2011 / 6:47 am

      Thank you, Christine. I am missing the Captain’s Cottage badly! Not to mention Stanley and the Nut. That’s so kind of you about the plunger. I’ll send you a private message about the book and also Maria. xx

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