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Poetry Rains from the Sky!
*fanfare* *confetti* *celebratory beverages* *party noisemakers*

THE NOVEMBER 1, 2011 POETRY FISHBOWL HAS SOLD OUT!!!

This is the first time that has happened.  The project just turned four years old in November, if we count from the first free session in November 2007.  (I ran two months free to test the waters before offering poems for sale).  This month, as you may recall, I wrote 17 poems, of which 16 were for sale.  The last four of the "for sale" poems sold, along with finishing off "Igor's Creature" and "Will Not" ... which unlocked the 17th poem, "Uplifted" ... and the extra money in the donation covered that too.

You, my awesome audience made of solid chocolate plated with 100% 24-karat WIN, made this happen.  I am filled with so much glee.  My glee runneth over.  Have some!

I'm going to go post poetry until, well, lunchtime probably.  It's a stack.

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xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: November 9th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so happy for you. I've missed being a part of this in different ways.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I've missed you too. Maybe you can catch a prompt session sometime soon.
From: rowangolightly Date: November 9th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so happy for you, my dear. And looking forward to a time when I can afford to participate in this.

And my further reply got too long so I'm taking it to post on my own LJ.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>> I'm so happy for you, my dear. And looking forward to a time when I can afford to participate in this. <<

I look forward to it too. Meanwhile, you can always give me prompts. *ponder* Did you know I accept image prompts? Shoot something you've made, and post that some month when it seems relevant.
From: rowangolightly Date: November 10th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Hmmm, no, I didn't know that! I'll most certainly keep that in mind. I can't wait to get pics of the new cloak I designed; it's really nifty.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I'd love to see pictures of your cloak.
From: rowangolightly Date: November 10th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I need to be better at getting pics of my stuff. I'll see what I can do.
lupagreenwolf From: lupagreenwolf Date: November 9th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!!!
marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: November 9th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, Elizabeth!
Well deserved, I say.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I appreciate your support.
moonwolf1988 From: moonwolf1988 Date: November 9th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! That's wonderful.
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: November 9th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wooohoo! Congratulations! May it be the beginning of a trend!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

That would be awesome. It's come close several times. I think it'll be a while before the fishbowl regularly sells out, though. That tends to be a sizable stack of poetry. I usually write between 15-25 poems in a session. For comparison, a chapbook starts at 20 poems! So it's kind of a mini version of the ysabetwordsmith Book of the Month Club.
viva_la_topknot From: viva_la_topknot Date: November 9th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh wow a huge congrats and a happy Jester icon for you! I wish I had not been out of town and I could have participated.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I appreciate the support. There will be plenty of other fishbowls for you to catch in the future.
ellenmillion From: ellenmillion Date: November 9th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cheers!*
From: minor_architect Date: November 9th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and about time, too.

Congrats!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I never expected this to be a get-rich-quick scheme. Writing takes time. Developing a crowdfunded project takes time. This one has built up slowly but steadily. It's satisfying work.
rowyn From: rowyn Date: November 9th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woohoo, congrats!
fayanora From: fayanora Date: November 9th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, four years and this is the first time it's sold out?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

It's come close before. I write a lot of poems and the prices do add up. Being able to do this means building up enough fans with spending money to cover it all. There are poetry magazines that don't buy this much stuff per issue.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: November 10th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Awesome!
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: November 10th, 2011 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay!
siege From: siege Date: November 10th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is awesome and wonderful news.
red_trillium From: red_trillium Date: November 11th, 2011 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
This is cool to read! I hope you continue to sell out your poetry fishbowls.
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