8: Eight-word Poems—proof ordered

After a cursory check of the soft (PDF) proof, I have ordered print proofs, which I hope to have in hand within the next couple of weeks. It feels odd how quickly this one is coming together. Granted, choosing to include all of the poems from this particular writing challenge made that part of the [...]

8: Eight-word Poems submitted for proofing

I have been working quickly with this one. I spent part of today proofreading a printout, then making the necessary edits. I have already uploaded the interior and book cover PDFs for review; the next step will be proofing. I have set the publication/on-sale date for October 20th; I think this will give me enough [...]

My next book—it’s going to be a while…

I have recently compiled a new collection of poems. Titled The Ostensible Sloth of Distress, it contains (if my count is accurate) 67 poems in the usual five sections (plus prelude and postlude). The astute observer will be asking, Wait—didn’t he just publish a new book a few weeks ago? Yes. Yes, he did. The timing has [...]

New book available now

My new collection of poetry, …but for the thoughts running through my mind, is now available. I haven’t yet created a page for it on my website (that is on my to-do list for this week), but it can be purchased from CreateSpace and Amazon. Here is a peek at the front cover: Happy New Year! (2 January [...]

ART 58 proof ordered

(UPDATE: Not quite four and a half hours later, CreateSpace notifies me that my order has already shipped…) I had to make a couple of minor adjustments first, and wait for the files to go through the review process again, but I have finally ordered proof copies of the next book. Stay tuned… (11 December [...]

New book coming in January

I have just uploaded the files for my next collection of poetry, …but for the thoughts running through my mind, to CreateSpace for review and proofing. As I did with Coffee Stains, I am looking to make it available as of January 1st. Here is a peek at the front cover: Stay tuned… (8 December 2016)

ART 53, day 28

This Is Fifty-Three, day 28 After a very productive day yesterday, I spent today going through all the sections of the book, making small adjustments here and there, swapping out photos, and even taking out a couple of inadvertent duplicates (the poem ‘Sinistrata’ appeared in two sections, for example). One small frustration I had was that [...]

ART 53, day 27

This Is Fifty-Three, day 27 Today it was Delicates. Compared to the previous sections, this one was much more straightforward, with a uniform photo size, and no poems requiring both pages of the spread. Naturally, I may change some of my photo choices (and there will also be editing), but the basic form is in place. [...]

ART 53, day 26

This Is Fifty-Three, day 26 Minor adjustments yesterday—matched images to the handful of poems that did not yet have any, deleted a couple of poems I changed my mind about, and shuffled around the order a bit. That last task is a bit tricky with a visually oriented poetry collection. Normally, I would change the [...]