I have not just been bouncing around the kitchen and shouting a lot. Mainly because the news that one of my poems has been accepted for publication – the first time – is really not exciting at all.
I turned to my trusty “Poet’s Companion” for advice on what I may now expect.
“Strangers will stop you on the street for your autograph. You will no longer have to wait in line at the Post Office or be cut off by rude drivers. Parents, friends, and neighbours will gaze at you with respect and envy. Your sex life will improve dramatically. You will never feel lonely again”
You need a sense of humour for this lark.
Seriously though, next time I get my passport renewed? Yup. Occupation: Poet.