Today, I am revising some poems that are part of a novel in verse. I first started this project 16 years ago as a picture book cycle of poems (a la Ralph Fletcher’s Moving Day). (Freewriting about the project started even 2 years before that!) It swelled to 100 poems with one editor’s input and then to 200 poems with another’s. I am now collaborating on it with the person who inspired the poems to begin with. I don’t know if this will ever get published. I do know that it’s an important project–to me and the person who inspired it. And it reminds me that many books I read and love have had long lives before I ever meet them!