We have news, and it’s again very good: another piece has been accepted for submission. There is no idea as yet as to when and where you’ll be able to find it, but it proves for me a potent point. The first idea is often the best one you’ll ever have. I’ve let myself wander away a bit from that path in the last few months, but we’re back here now.
More significantly, that means that there’s been work published every month since July. I have two Open Mics booked for this month and October. The relaunch of Subscription content has been better than I had anticipated, but will need hard work if I am to capitalize on these successes. In the end, getting people to believe in you is hard work. Who knew?
I’ll have a graphic up next week and a proper list of where you can read / hear my work, plus there’s a bit of rejected creative writing from the start of this period of fruitfulness that might not have succeeded in its particular contest slot, but which remains a fairly potent indicator of not only where I am now, but where things are going.
Most importantly, you’ll see #Instaverse back here on Monday.
I watched someone this week perform poetry about an event so personal and clearly upsetting that it moved them almost to tears. This is not the first time I’ve seen this happen, either. How are these people capable of conveying their pain and drama so effectively? Will I ever get there myself…
I’ve lost a lot of friends over the years, a lot of which is to do with my own shortcomings. However, now I have lots of new friends who are more understanding of what I am, and what that means. The truth is lots of things to different people. Knowing when to move on is an important life skill.
I’m tired of offering to help people and being ignored/passed over as I’m clearly not high profile enough as part of a personal agenda. It happens far too often. Be fair, or people won’t help you any more.
It’s been a tough week to record. Tomorrow’s poem was actually recorded on Thursday as a result. Right now, being flexible is more important than being precious. It’s worth it though, this is a good seam of poetic material.
For the first time, we’ve started a week’s worth of poems with a thematic link: all the pieces have four-letter words as their titles. After that, pretty much as they come, and how I feel. This one’s the first one for a while to garner some feedback, so that’s a bonus…