26 November 2018

New Project

Since I published my newest poetry collection, I've been looking for a new project to work on. I think I'm going to start putting together some of my short stories. I know they say it's easier to sell a novel, but I haven't written one, and who knows if I ever will? I write short things.

I know I read short story collections, but I've noticed some things about them that bug me. Usually, they are all one theme, which is good, but the stories don't seem to fit together logically at all. Does that bother anyone else? I guess most of the collections I've read are multi-author, so it would be hard to make the stories fit together.

I'm actually reading a short story collection right now, and I really enjoyed the first story, which was  lighthearted fun and very short, but the second story was long and slow and dark and just gross. They were the same theme/genre, but had nothing else in common.

I need to go through my stories and see if I have enough to make a book of all stories that have the same feeling/tone as well as genre/theme.

17 November 2018

Book Release - The Corners of My Heart

I finally finished putting together a collection of poetry about all the secret parts of my soul that I usually hide. These poems hold up a light to things in me that I usually don't share.

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I wrote the poems in here over several years, and through finding myself. The more I've written about myself, the more I've learned about myself.

I've dedicated this book to my sister, who is my best friend, and always encourages me to be myself.

31 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 31 - A Step

Step out into the strange uncharted zone—
The road you walk goes ever on and on,
And though, at times, it feels you walk alone,
New companions come with every dawn.

Dawn is breaking as you reach a peak,
And night is falling as you tramp the plains.
Oft times, you feel you won’t find what you seek:
Losses along the way outweigh the gains.

Gains are often small, but you must know
That they are all important to your road:
No matter what you do or where you go,
Whether you are spurred, or when you’re slowed.

Slowed you may oft be, but then again,
Turn a corner, find a little pep;
Under sun, or through the wind and rain,
Your journey starts and ends with just a step.

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30 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 30 - Dance

I've never done a pleiades before, so I had to try it.

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Dance

Do you fancy a dance?
Dipping, spinning, stepping,
Daring two left feet to
Do something like rhythm.
Dazzle me and make me
Dizzy. Put your toes in
Danger. Hold me closer.

29 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 29 - They Count

Vegas
59

Pulse
49

First Baptist
26

Tree of Life
11

A safe place
Wasn’t safe

2014 - 12,486

2015 - 13,536

2016 - 15,108

2017 - 15,643

2018 - still counting

They count

28 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 28 - Opposites

Light, dark, dusk, and dawn
Twilight slowly fades into
Night or day

Black and white and grey
Fifty shades and more between
The ends of the spectrum

Male and female too
Are not so different.
There are no opposites.

27 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 27 - Rainbow

Colours bowing in the sky,
Reaching over all below.
Spectrum dancing in my eyes;
Colours bowing in the sky.
I tip my head and stretch out my
Senses, welcoming the glow.
Colours bowing in the sky,
Reaching over all below.

Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash