A poem about a verse novel

Untitled reflections on writing Bully on the Bus – my Day 10 poem for Month of Poetry.

Seven years from inspiration
to  publication, and a zillion
edits in between.

How it grew
from chapter book
to verse novel,
from 1700wrds
to 7100wrds,
still amazes me;
that I could breathe life
into bare bones
so they pulsed with the heart
of story …

*breathless*

My computer tells the story
of every written and deleted
thought, word and phrase;
a draft of files as story developed,
each word tasted … weighted
before being placed
………………………………just
……………………………………….so.

Even now –
as we prink and primp
the layout of print
on page,
I twitch and tweak –
exclaiming over exclamation marks,
aligning line breaks
and pausing to ponder a comma.

Six years –
almost seven…

Soon to be
printed in ink
and e-

July!

Page proofs now perused
……………..…….polished
…       ..   ……parcelled up
……………..…and posted.

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