Hello wonderful people who read my stuff
It is a beautiful sunny, breezy afternoon on Vancouver Island today and is starting to feel a lot like Spring! Spring is a time for change I believe, and for growth and I find this very appropriate as I am thinking it is time to start moving forward with my writing. Some of you may know I have been working on a novel for a number of years now, and it is still coming along slowly but surely. However, in the mean time I would like to do something else for myself as a writer, to get my name established a bit in the community. I was sitting around humming and hawing about what this could be when it came to me in a way much like the sun comes to Earth when it pokes out from behind a big, fluffy white cloud. A poetry book! Why not? I’ve been blogging my poetry for little over 2 years now and in this time I’ve received some truly lovely feedback and support from you all (thank you, thank you, thank you!). Perhaps it is time that I take the next step, or at least try.
Today I am going over my past poems, picking my favorites and assembling a collection of ones to go into my book. You all, however, my wonderful readers, are most important in my decision making, with your top notch opinions and such. So, if you would like and have a moment or several, it would be much appreciated if you could simply “like” or comment on your favorite poems of mine. Or you may say, “Kailey (that’s me), this poem is most dreadful and should not be shown to publishers lest your entire writing career be dead.” These sorts of comments will be much appreciated as well. I am also looking for any other types of feedback, such as whether or not you think I have too many poems on one subject, if there’s something different you’d like to see me write about and so on and so forth. I do plan to compose a handful of new poems that will only be available to read in my book (if it gets published).
I think I should also add that I know absolutely zero, zip and nothing about the process of getting published…this is slightly problematic. Therefore, if any of you out there know a thing or two on the matter, I’d love to hear from you. I don’t even know how to fiiind a publisher, an agent, an editor, ect, ect. I’m not even quite sure if I need all of these things.
Anywho I hope that wherever you are, whether it is sunny and breezy out or not, you have a splendid day and find a little something to smile and be cheerful about. Like waffles. Everyone loves waffles. Now I want waffles.
Also, I am currently doing something called the 100 Happy Days Challenge, where every day for 100 days you take a picture of something you appreciate or makes you happy and post it! It’s a great exercise for anyone, and I think that’s most of us, who needs a little reminder to slow down and simply enjoy the small stuff once in a while. Here is a link to the 100 Happy Days website if you’re interested: http://100happydays.com/
What a fantastic idea! And with that, I depart. Well, not really, I am still sitting in my favorite comfy chair and intend to keep doing so for the next several hours. But I am finishing up this post before I ramble myself to Pluto and back. Good day to you, sir! And ladies