So, I’m aware that I’ve been talking about this whole publication business for quite some time, now. After partaking in NaPoWriMo, I gathered a lot of poetry for a collection which would be silly not to utilise! My direction down this long and winding road has changed yet again, and I’m now going to be… Continue reading Direction Shift
Between sky and earth, Seagulls and bricks, The could Be a lifetime, Or a blink. Shall I count the ways? I lose track after my final Fingers; The ways in which we find new beginnings. That empty space, A threshold between two extremes, Reminds me of the fresh, the new, Change. … Continue reading Count the Ways | Poem #3 of April
I don’t have it. This force that drives us, it needs a boost, a charge, a jolt. Mine is depleted, become obsolete, putting me on power-saving. A jump- start. A life- saver. The mundane is covered. The exiting is empty. Sleep mode might help. More hours a night,… Continue reading Energy | Poem
I am a treasure chest; a collection of short tales to delight, I feel displaced and alone. I would rather be where I belong; among those that rustle. I sit with other clustered work, and I suppose they are what one would call friends. I dream about free movement; to not be bound like my… Continue reading Treasury | Writing Exercise
Perhaps the biggest rambling thought that crosses my mind about this project is: Is my work even any good? Writers seem to consistently struggle with self-doubt, and we never feel too great about what we create. We are, after all, our own worst critics. Alongside the lack of time I seem to find nowadays, this… Continue reading Road to Publication | Blog 3
What else is good to organise when you’re looking to get published? Headshots, of course! I’ve had a series coming back from a photoshoot I attended over the weekend, and the photographer worked hard with me to create my authorial “brand” in images alone. Her work was magnificent! Immensely happy with what was produced.
This will be a series of blogs about my thoughts and process I go through in order to get my work published! Today’s prevailing thought: I was completely unprepared for the time-consuming nature of the process and the research involved. Working full time and then trying to scrounge some motivation to edit and write to… Continue reading Road to Publication | Blog 1