Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Dare Death Valley

On 10th September 2009, I'm going to cycle across Death Valley, Nevada for charity. I've decided to do it. I'm raising £1,400 for Childreach International, which helps tackles child poverty around the world. There's a few of us doing it, so we'll raise quite a bit of money for a good cause.
I'm trying to raise money from anywhere I can, so any help would be very much appreciated! I have a Justgiving page here:

http://www.justgiving.com/michaelholloway


Anyway, I recently bought a printer and have printed and edited 10 poems so far. I think they're good enough to be published, but don't think I'll be doing that just yet. I think I'll collect a load together, staple them, then give it to someone to read. See what they think. If it's rubbish, then nevermind. If it's good then I'll get all self-assured for 15 minutes and believe I'm a famous writer, then forget the whole thing and go watch TV.
I do make it an aim for this year or next year to publish a book of poetry, though. And they will be good.

2 comments:

Katie said...

One of my professors said I should do the same thing - staple a few poems together, pass them out to friends, and hold a poetry reading/"book" signing in my apartment. You should go for it.

Luis Blasini said...

"If it's good then I'll get all self-assured for 15 minutes and believe I'm a famous writer, then forget the whole thing and go watch TV."
Heheh - I am living that right now...
Good luck on the bike trip. I've been to Death Valley - it lives up to it's reputation.