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
Here I am and here I’ll stay. Maybe. I’m unsure. The floor feels spongy beneath me; maybe I’ll fall down a trap nobody knows about. A secret. No-one will find me either. In a little recluse away, far away, down a slide and over a dip so deep it feels hot beneath me as I… Continue reading Drivel
Through the night, suffocating, above ground, find respite, no obstruction. Rescued. Sunbeams try to caress and see its gradient, yet I still feel below ground. Hands, feet, seconds, tick by. All is nothing; I bathe in its void. All that is, seems to follow. I yearn to give up. Apologies for… Continue reading Light & Dark | Poetry
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