So I haven’t really written much lately. I blame the end of the semester and a slight desire to NOT be on the computer after work in rebellion. But at the prompting of several people at LTUE and a neighbor or two, I’m compiling my book of poetry. I’ve decided that a big book of poetry could be overkill (and self-publishing makes it expensive). The biggest problem with that is I have to pick and choose what to include. Trying to make a 50-ish page poetry book when you have roughly 129 poems and you can only fit one per page in most cases is tough. What to put in? Poetry comes from the soul and in many cases (for me) it holds a personal memory or instance with it. Which memories do I share? Which shouldn’t I share?
I see the attraction to fiction. Truth is veiled in a story accepted as not true. A lot of my poetry is truth colored as I felt it. Rejecting my story is one thing, but having your soul and life rejected…. well I better start working on that thick skin the LTUE authors recommended. At my current pace, it will be eBook ready in about a week.
This is the Novel Mage saying *POOF*