Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Poetry MS Update

There are about 7 poems left that need to be edited.  Once completely edited, I will have 100 poems.  I will be cutting a few out once I see everything in its final form.  I will probably be cutting up to 10 of some of the super old poems that no longer fit how I write currently.  I will be scrutinizing this intently and provide only the best of what I have.

Publication date, according to the latest, will be next year, possibly 2018 (hopefully not!), from Hippocampus Press.

I still want Donald Sidney-Fryer to write my introduction but after he saw the rough draft of my MS (which he asked for btw knowing it was a rough draft) he harshly refused to do it (he asked to write my introduction, I never asked him to do it).  I plan on sending him a hard copy once it is complete anyway and see how he responds.  He said that I have potential but that I'd be better off writing a smaller collection.  Maybe with my cuts and the edits he'll like it.  I expect nothing but hope he'll like it this time.

If not him, I was pondering others who might write my introduction and/or preface.  I was thinking maybe of asking Fred Phillips.

I have been writing poems consistently since 7th grade.  Kyle helped me a lot regarding meter especially, when I met him.  I didn't start honing in my skills until late 2014.  The first publication of Spectral Realms has my first poems written that I consider good.  From those poems onward I felt better and happy about what I have written.

My poetry MS mostly covers my poems written between late 2014 and now.  Poems written before then have been edited to my current level of skill but even so, some have not made and may not make it into the MS.

Not everything in this MS is horror.  It is mostly horror and dark fantasy but I do have just some straight up fantasy poems in here as well.  My sections go from light to dark and hopefully give a feeling of delving darker and darker with every poem read.  Fantasy begins it, followed by nature (not normal nature, it's not boring I promise; think fantastical nature or horrific nature), romance and eroticism, and then finally horror.    

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