For writers (at least this writer), nothing could be more wonderful than having your work accepted. This month has been extraordinary for me. Over the summer I sent two pieces to Women Writers of Haitian Descent . I sent a poem and a nonfiction piece. This was in response to an anthology they are putting together. They said contributors did not have to be Haitian, only have a great love for the country and have been there. I've had my nonfiction piece about Haiti written for quite some time now as part of a memoir I'm working on. Also, the poem is published in my newly released chapbook Song From the Deep Middle Brain through Main Street Rag. So I was pleasantly surprised when I got one email that said they 1.) want my poem for their online zine and 2.) they want my nonfiction piece for their anthology. All of this is happening so quickly, it's so much fun! I feel as though I have gotten my Christmas presents early: my book out in time for the holidays, two poems set to be online in Pedestal Magazine, and two pieces accepted from WWOHD! A happy season it is indeed!