You may have noticed I’m posting less on here. After posting one or two posts every day for over a year, I’ve decided to take a step back and focus on other things for a while. I’ll still try to post once a month. I will post an update or two while I’m at the Mad Monster Party Horror Convention next month. After I finish with the convention, I want to focus on finishing the first draft of my novel by the end of this year. I can easily finish sooner but I’m lazy and procrastinate a lot.
I also want to find new conventions to attend that don’t require a lot of travel on my part, so I can go to all the places. I’m writing more spooky poetry and once I have a surplus, I’ll start sharing things again. I plan to focus all my writing efforts on all my works in progress (which are all horror stories) and spooky poetry. That should keep me busy and satisfied. At some point I plan to continue some of my regular postings such as the book reviews and sharing my photography, but not for a while. I need a break. See you all next month.
I’ve taken a break from the usual stuff this month in celebration of National Poetry Month. Every post this month is poetry related. For those of you who have come to enjoy the Wacky Wednesdays, Coffee and Contemplation, and other postings, they will return in May. I feel I needed a break from the usual stuff. It’s rejuvenating. Every post on Saturday and Sunday this month is new, previously unpublished poetry. All these featured poems come from my newest collection of poetry which is coming April 13. To learn more, check out the Black Chaos Page. The eBook is available for pre-order and several platforms and the paperback will be available on April 13.
I also have some spontaneous projects coming. These sort of popped up without much planning and I’m trying to finish them before I lose momentum. I have more information as I get closer to completing them. Some of that includes more serial fiction. I have a couple stories in development. One I hope to have finished by the end of the month. Once I have a couple more ready and available, I’ll update you all on my personal online store and tell you about some of the new products I have. I’m getting a lot of great feedback on one of my new items and I hope to have a few more before the Summer. That’s all for now. The regularly scheduled blogging will continue in May.
Official Announcement Time: My next collection of poetry is coming April 13th. The cover reveal is below. This collection will feature 30 new poems. That’s all. It’s a short collection compared to my many others. I took the advice from a reviewer and didn’t put so many poems in this time. There are a couple poems that might feel out of place, but it relates to several months of growth I experienced. You can pre-order the eBook on B&N Nook and Amazon Kindle. The paperback will be available in April. It will be a small paperback. I also plan to have some bookmarks available for sale to go along with the release of the book.
So, what’s this collection about? Here’s the online description: “Depression is black chaos. A chaos that destroys the soul and pushes friends and family away. This collection features poetry about loss and solitude. It’s a journey of rediscovering and learning to love one’s self. A journey of hitting rock bottom and climbing out of the deep pit of despair.” Maybe that’s not your cup of tea, but writing these poems was the beginning of recovery for me. I will never stop fighting this battle. It will get easier with time. Anyway, once I decide on a design for the bookmarks, I’ll ask everyone’s opinion before printing them. Tell me what you think of the cover in the comments.