Check it out! Leaves of Ink: http://www.leaves-of-ink.com/
I’m pleased to announce that three of my poems will be featured at Nine Muses Poetry on November 24th: Photograph, Independent, and Undertow. Will post when they go live, but in the meantime, check them out at: https://ninemusespoetry.com/
Two of my poems will be appearing in Soft Cartel on 9/24: “The Next Day” and “Eye Contact.” Will post when they are live, but in the meantime, check them out at https://softcartel.com.
Back from holiday, it is time to get serious for 2018.
Writing-wise, I feel it was a good year. Though, the number of individual works published was low this year, I did manage to publish my first book, Medusa (you can see it here: http://www.politics-prose.com/book/978162429127 ) and a second book –Love Departing–was a finalist in Local Gems Press’ NaPoWriMo contest and will be out in 2018. A third book, “Weathered Fragments,” should be out by April 2018.
What will 2018 bring? I have made my goals for 2018. If you are serious about writing, you know you have to make these tangible goals. Last year, I said I wanted two books published, and I am proud to say, I have done it. However, it all started with a goal.
Got yours? Join me!
Writing highlights for 2017:
Medusa, The Lost Daughter – first poetry collection published, based on the Medusa myth
Love Departing – poetry chapbook – finalist for NaPoWriMo contest
Weathered Fragments – poetry collection – due out by April 2018
9 individual poems published – this is less than half of the previous year’s output, but this year I focused on publishing my first collection.
Goals for 2018:
*Focus on fiction. I would like to complete the draft to my incomplete novel (tentatively titled) The Fleeting Lights. Ready it for publication.
*Finish Medusa part 2. I have 3 parts planned in that poetry collection.
*Publish 10 individual pieces, whether they are fiction, nonfiction or poetry.
*Create 30 new poems over the year. Start one large prose project.
Sounds like a lot, but I do believe it is feasible.
Wish me luck! Have goals you are setting? Best of luck to you, too, in 2018!
Have a wonderfully productive year!
Thank you, Alaska Women Speak, for accepting my poem “Play Along” for the Winter Social Media issue. As always, I appreciate AWS’ support. Check out this great Alaskan magazine at alaskawomenspeak.org.