Hello Lovelies! I am so very happy to have the wonderful writer and poet Topaz Winters with me this month.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I have been known to do many things, including but certainly not limited to: reading, writing, music-making, cat-petting, wandering, wondering, whispering, photograph-taking, blogging, editing, kissing, dreaming, reminiscing, poem-ing, laughing, crying, aching, sighing, life-choice-questioning, word-spinning, hiding, seeking, soaring, falling, unreliable-narrating, listening for more.
When and why did you start writing?
Goodness, I have what I believe is perhaps the most boring origin story this universe could hold: I read far too many books as a child & wanted to create the same magic. I have been writing since I knew how to weave words together. I foresee no ending to speak of.
Tell us about a project that you are currently working on that has you really excited.
Ah – so many projects! It is difficult to narrow it down to just one, but if I must: I think it would be Half Mystic, the literary + musical journal at which I serve as the editor-in-chief. Our inaugural issue drops this month, and the journey to come here has been a whirlwind of joy & wonder. It seems that every time I turn a corner, there is a new, beautiful challenge to wrap my mind around: editing, formatting, marketing, so much more. Our team is, undeniably, the most dedicated & passionate one I could ever have hoped for – and the mental gymnastics involved with coordinating Issue I’s release has paid off to no end. I do not think I have ever been prouder to call a project my own.
What are some of your goals for the future?
Some days I feel as if I have so many dreams that my feet lose their grip on the earth. I would like to do & be & create everything. Write another novel. Record an album, once my hyperacusis has calmed down somewhat. Grow my blog, Six Impossible Things, and its already vibrant, blooming community. Chase more spoken word opportunities. Write so many poems & so many songs. Read everything. Travel everywhere. Meet the beautiful people who are endlessly supportive of my work. I could go on.
How can we support you?
At the moment, the best way that you may support me is through my Patreon page. The kindness of my Patreon supporters is the way I am able to bring so many lovely creations to life; I am a 100% independently supported artist, and Patreon helps me keep it that way. And: you receive some gorgeous perks. To-the-moment updates as I bring projects to life (a small hint: there are exciting things stirring beneath the surface as we speak!); a free short story written only for you; monthly care packages, a favourite with my current Patreon loves; monthly video calls with myself – and more. Patreon support is the most direct way to both help me keep my art alive, and to connect with me in the most intimate fashion. I would be so delighted to have you.
You can also follow Topaz on twitter. Hope you all have a great day and be sure to check out all the links here! ❤