What a year. Seriously. I am blown away. And still have 2 more coming in December. For those of you that might not know, this blog has been going for just over 2 years. It took a while for me to find my voice and grow as a writer. But beginning in March of this year I became a published writer. And it has just grown from there.
In March, Notches came out. And then a series of poems and shorts in various anthologies. Each one showcasing how I was evolving. All while posting new poetry everyday on this little blog. Over the last eight months, Death’s Head Press, Raw Earth Ink, Potter’s Grove Press, Deadmans Tome and Terror Tract have given me a chance. It’s amazing the amount of creativity they have amongst them. Awe inspiring. Yet, somehow I snuck my way in with them.
And now I have my hands on (UN)POETIC: a collection of poetry. And that’s craziest of all. When I started, everyone said poetry is so niche. Stick to fiction. But while I may be a writer, I know in my heart, I am a poet. Maybe not a great one, but I am what I am and nothing can change that. And they don’t understand, it isn’t the writing as much as the poetry that defines it. I know who I am after so long searching.
And that is what I am thankful. The great people that saw something I couldn’t see myself. That believed in it enough to put me beside brilliant writers. I said when I got the first contract, I want World Domination. But not just for me, but for all of my talented friends. This ragtag group that lifts one another up. And for the amazing readers that dive through the ocean of words and find something we wrote resonates with them.
I am truly thankful for you. My friends, my family, my tribe. So find your voice and scream from the mountains. The world deserves your interpretation of the song those words sing. We are Legion and we shall be heard.
We now return you to poetry. Thanks for stopping by the Manic Word Depot.
Hugs and sloppy wet kisses