Newish update 9/24/2018

Well, I did not write anything today. But, after I found myself intrigued by the artwork I did for the new piece of music I released over the weekend, I have another possible cover for Straining Against the Margins: At first, I toyed with the idea of simply adapting the existing design to book-cover proportions (and [...]

Another update 8/5/2018

Well, I did not write anything yesterday (I say ‘yesterday’ even though I haven’t gone to sleep yet)—but I now have a title for my next collection of poems: Straining Against the Margins. This phrase, which came to mind a couple of days ago, captures quite well the year so far—both for me personally and [...]

Dear Thursday… in production

Production on ‘Dear Thursday…’ is under way. After first preparing the Word file for the e-book version, I copied the contents into InDesign, then generated the interior PDF, which I have uploaded to IngramSpark (along with the cover, which you can see below) to start the process. My target date for publication is November 27th—which will [...]

It won’t be long now: ‘Dear Thursday…’

Today’s entry in the Love Notes to the Days of the Week series is no. 359—which means it is almost time to start preparing the ‘Dear Thursday…’ volume for publication, as this coming Thursday will be the last entry for Year Four. I expect to have everything put together and ready to go before the end of [...]

Rejection season has arrived!

Okay, it’s actually the first notices regarding competitions I have submitted my work to this year; it just so happens that the first two notices—one, really (I have not received the second notice, but the winners have already been announced via Twitter, so…)—are out, and my name appears among neither the winners nor the finalists/runners-up. [...]

Next…

Friday is September 1st—time for a new writing challenge. I think I am going to go with the thing I mentioned a couple of days ago—i.e., avoiding the word I, regardless of form or format. Will it be harder than May 2016’s verbless poem challenge? Stay tuned to find out. The eight-word-poem challenge for August turned [...]

State of the Art(ist), August 2017

It has been a while since I last posted something that wasn’t either a poem, a ‘love note’ entry, or somehow not directly related to my self-publishing activity (the ‘Resistance Song of the Day’ notwithstanding). So, here goes… I have yet to get a decent handle on 2017, even though it is two-thirds over. Although [...]