poetry and prose about place

two last pages to write

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Once the poems are written, and the footnotes are proofread, and the poems are snug in their sections, there are still two pages to write.

The first is the Acknowledgements page.  I have so many people to thank.  They include all the people who have helped me along the way.  These will include the members of my two writing groups, who listened to me read from my work, month after month, and who offered lots of comments and suggestions.  I will also thank my writing coaches who have given me specific criticism on particular poems and have improved my writing immensely with their mentoring.  I will also thank the readers of my Blog, you, who have read my writing, given me huge encouragement and a way to work through my ideas.  I will also be thanking the members of my family, particularly my son…  they have listened to my poems and read them and suffered through the long story of my project from beginning to end.  And, of course, I have to extend a huge thank you to the New Brunswick Arts Board, artsnb, for the Creations Grant that supported me during the project.

The second page to write is the Dedication.  There is no contest for this one.  This manuscript will be dedicated to my husband.  In spite of self-proclaimed disinterest in the world of the arts, he has listened to every poem, often in multiple versions, helped me find words when they eluded me, and suffered my elation, moping and bad moods.   He has also driven me all over the country-side to find edible plants, sat through an orchid identification course, and mingled with the botanists on a couple of field excursions.  He has been there in the audience at public poetry readings and never complained about the hours I spend at courses and meetings and writing workshops.  He flatly refused to eat any of my gatherings and concoctions, but I believe this was so he could call the paramedics if any of my plant identifications ever proved incorrect!

For his endless love and support, this manuscript is dedicated to my husband.

Copyright Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

September 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

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  1. Congratulations and well done, Jane! 🙂



    October 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    • Hi. Thanks! I can’t believe I am at the end of the project. Only yesterday (it seems) I was planning its beginning! Jane


      jane tims

      October 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  2. Quite an accomplishment. It’s been such a pleasure to be along for the journey. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to getting your book when it is out.



    October 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

  3. Very well done Jane!



    September 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    • Hi. Thanks. It feels good to be done with this phase. Now a little more work as I decide which poems I want to send to a publisher. Jane


      jane tims

      October 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

  4. Your love and gratitude for your long-suffering husband comes brilliantly shining through your dedication, Jane….. you are lucky to have such a one as he to support you in your work. All the Best with your next steps for your book!



    September 30, 2012 at 8:47 am

  5. Congratulation Jane on such an amazing accomplishment! I think your husband is very wise – he’s the control in your experiments!



    September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

  6. Looking forward to reading your poetry book! Your husband sounds like a keeper!


    Barbara Rodgers

    September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

  7. How exciting! This is such a wonderful accomplishment. Can’t wait to see it published. K


    The Course of Our Seasons

    September 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    • Hi. Thanks! My goal is to get a book of poetry published from this. I can’t tell you how much I want this, but the work itself was an accomplishment!!! Jane


      jane tims

      September 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

  8. Absolutely perfect.


    Jane Fritz

    September 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

  9. Congratulations Jane. You’ve worked hard, researched and re-written again and again; you deserve every accolade coming your way for this book.


    Carol Steel

    September 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

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