Camp NaNoWriMo came to a close for June. I had 22,834 words and the first draft of Smoke & Spirit is done. A Hundred Flames is now 8 pieces away from completion. Entirely undecided about doing the August session for Camp NaNoWriMo. May be suffering from poetry burnout but not as severely as I do coming off November and 50,000+ words.
I completely forgot about New Poetry Wednesday the other day. I may post something for this Wednesday or I may just wait until the following Wednesday.
Now I get to look forward to editing. I have The Breath of Summer, Little Lines I Shared With Death, and Smoke & Spirit to work on. I find the prospect of editing 355 poems to be daunting. Editing other people’s work is easy. Editing my own is often like pulling teeth plus I have to distance myself from the work to do so. Since Smoke & Spirit was most recently worked on it, it will go into editing after the other two.
Thinking it might be a bit of a fool’s errand to get all three of those books editing and published before year end but I’ll take a stab at it. Of course, there’s A Hundred Flames to complete, a house that needs to be done with the ever so long decluttering process, and I am determined to complete the first draft of Reaper’s Moon by the end of November – no matter what my muse says. It keeps going off on tangents with A Hundred Flames, Smoke & Spirit, Midnight Red, and Twisted Fortunes. Must focus the energy as it has taken far too long to get Lys’ story out of my head.
If I end up neglecting this blog for a little while, you’ll know that I will be cleaning, editing, writing, and/or banging my head on the surface of my desk.