Thursday, May 10, 2007

And now for my latest trick...

... conjuring a first collection out of nothing. I have been awarded a good whack towards publishing the collection from Dundalk Town Council, through the Arts Act 2003 funding. This is a fund that allows local authorities to back creative projects in the arts, big or small. There isn't a great big pot, so I'm very, lucky to have received what I did!

With that, my publisher has sent me a publishing contract to sign, and we will be meeting up during the summer to edit the MS and get it into tip-top shape for publishing. It's funny how you notice those glaring typos and commas, stops and out of place capitals after the fact...

So, some work done, a lot more to do, as a certain Irish political party used to advertise... or was it the national rail network, Iron roads of Eireann?

6 comments:

apprentice said...

That's great news. Good luck with both projects. I'm still amazed at what you managed to do with your limited time.

chiefbiscuit said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you!

Pearl said...

Good city to be in for that to be in place.

Congrats on getting it.

Debi said...

How have I missed this? Huge congratulations. It's not luck as such - because it's so well deserved.

Cailleach said...

Thanks all - I still can't believe it! :)))

Lee said...

I seem to have missed this too. Wonderful news!