Birthday Celebration

4It’s coming….it is a big one…at least it kind of feels like it to me.  On September 6th I will turn…30.    I’m in a happy mood right now.  I have hit a bit of a stride in my writing lately and I’m about to be on vacation from the job.  So excited and ready for a vacation.  It is seriously needed.

 

Being in a good mood I decided to spread the joy a little bit.  So from now to the end of September I’m offering a discount on my poetry books.  I’m sorry to say that this is just for paperbacks and can only be used on the Createspace website.  They won’t let the codes work anywhere else.  But, hey, a discount is a discount, right?  😉

 

I know some people would say poetry isn’t their thing but I saw one review that referred to them as letters.  I could see how they would say that with some.  When I write a poem I don’t really go into it to try and rhyme.  I just want to get my feelings out and for it to flow somehow. (more…)

Reflecting

28Over this year of writing and getting four poetry books self-published I have gotten asked a couple of times how things are going and how the next projects are coming.  Those things are fine but I’ve also been asked a few times how sales are going.  I don’t really like that one.  One, I’m not so sure of just how to comfortable answer it but also sure I will check out the sales occasionally just to see but when it comes down to it sales aren’t a high priority.  Yes, I dream of the day to either be able to stay home and write or travel and write.

But for me the way I see it… You write to write.  You write to be creative and have a moment to let out your feelings, your heart and in a way your soul.  If you go the route to publish then you do it to be able to share.  When you publish even if a hand full of people actually read what you write then it can feel exciting and frightening wondering how they like what you wrote.  From those handful of people if what you wrote affects one or two then at least you know you made a difference to someone’s world. (more…)

Sometimes we have to make room for a heart full of happiness

3I’m a big fan of the show One Tree Hill.  It was on for nine seasons and I’ve been watching it on Netflix lately.  I went back to the beginning.  There were things about some of the characters that I felt I could connect with when it first came out and at that time it was something I really needed.

So watching back over it I get reminded of those things but it doesn’t bring up bad memories.  Instead it helps me see how far I’ve come.

Right now I’m watching season six.  One of the characters, James Lucas Scott, talks to another child about how his mother says sometimes people have to do a lot of crying to make room for a heart full of happiness. (more…)