September 13 – How Goes The Writing

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It’s hard to believe that today is already the 13th of September. The month seems to be flying by, completely without permission from me. 🙂

So far September has found me knee-deep in my editing internship. My boss is putting out a book this month, and myself and a few other editors are helping her with the final draft. It’s been a fun book to work on, full of magic and werewolves and prophesies.

I continue to write a poem every day. Maybe Not Her is now at 57 pages and 3838 words.  I’m starting to feel like the poems are a bit repetitive, but that’s a problem for the next draft. Right now my only goal is to finish at around 100 pages.

My novel writing has been much slower going. Still at less than 10,000 words, I find myself only being able to write a few hundreds words here and there. Still I’m pleased that I’m getting any work done on it at all.

And that’s all I’ve been up to! Thank you again for reading!

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Waiting On Wednesday – Rupi Kaur

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Now I know it’s Thursday, but I had a book review scheduled for yesterday.

So today I want to talk about how I excited I am for Rupi Kaur’s new poetry book!

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The Sun and Her Flowers is due to come out October 3rd of this month! I can’t wait to be able to get this book, I’m not sure yet if I will be able to buy it right away, but I will definitely be getting it from my library.

Goodreads Synopsis: From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

About the Author: Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. With a focus in poetry, she released her first book of prose and poems in November 2014. Throughout her poetry, photography, illustrations, and creative direction she engages with themes of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing. When she is not writing or creating art, she is travelling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her work at www.rupikaur.com

 

The End Of August – Looking Forward

As we come to the end of August I’m looking back at all that I’ve done and not done.

In many ways it’s been a very productive month.  I’ve worked hard on my poetry and went beyond my goal of adding 1,000 words to the draft.  I was also very busy editing, which paid off with me adding a new novel to my portfolio.

I wasn’t as successful with my own novel writing, but that is what next month will be for.
In the next month I hope to continue my work on my poetry book, I would like it to be at 100 pages or more. Making it my longest poetry collection.  I would also like to continue writing my novella Collecting Chaos, hopefully finishing it by the end of September.

I also need to edit my novel from Camp in July.  I barely touched it this last month, and I need to continue to push forward with this.

I also need to edit my novel from Camp in July.  I barely touched it this last month, and I need to continue to push forward with this.

I hope this next month is successful!

August 25th

I’ve been spending the last few days concentrating almost solely on editing.  My internship is still in full swing, and should keep me busy for as long as I want to work with them.  Yesterday I finished going over a novel that will be published very soon.  I’m happy with this progress, it means one more novel to add to my portfolio, and one step closer to being able to freelance.

Today I’m going over Grant’s book. He’s been working very hard on his book The Queen of Hoarfrost, and he hopes to be sending it out to agents very soon.  I am so proud of all of his work this summer, it’s been amazing to see his story take shape.

Besides my editing I try to write a poem a day.  Some days are easier than others. Yesterday I wrote a full page of poetry.  Today my poem was just three words long. But every day I try to take from what’s going on in my life. It’s almost a form a therapy.

It’s crazy to think that it’s almost the end of the month.  I have to start thinking about what I want to work on in September. Coming up with realistic goals has never been a skill of mine.

A Mad Woman’s Voice – Blog Tour Update #3

Two more blog posts have gone up! These are actually the last two for the tour.

My fellow editor at Cauldron Anthology did a review of A Mad Woman’s Voice on her blog. Sarah writes a lot of poetry and puts it on her blog, it’s definitely worth checking out.  Her review for my collection can be found here.

And then last but not least, my partner Grant wrote up a spotlight post for my collection, over on our website. By the way, the website he designed a lot by himself so that’s really cool.

Thank you to all for reading the posts. Thank you to my friends for reviewing my collection. It’s so very kind of you all! 🙂

A Mad Woman’s Voice – Blog Tour Update #2

I am so thankful to the people who responded to my blog tour! It’s been so wonderful to see the different posts go up, so I’m going to put links to them here and I hope you all check out other posts done by these two wonderful people.

I did an interview with nevillegirl, and she asked some really great questions! You can find the link to her post here. 

Also my friend, and fellow worker at Cauldron Anthology, did a post for my book. You can check that out here.

The blog tour will also go out on two other blogs, later this week.  If you would like to feature A Mad Woman’s Voice on your blog, you can sign up here.  I’m also open to trading book reviews!

And don’t forget, you can get a copy of my book on Amazon, Payhip or Createspace. You can also find it on Goodreads. 

Thank you all for reading!