Today is the release day for Smoke & Spirit. I started Smoke & Spirit in November 2011 during NaNoWriMo for the poems that did not fit the theme of Flare & Fetter nor did they belong in Roses Red or Reaper’s Moon. A few pieces written between August and October joined in later on because they grew wary of being homeless.
For a collection that was an “afterthought”, it was the quickest to write. Its 100th poem was completed in August 2012 which marks the fastest I have ever completed writing project of this magnitude. It expresses a wide arrange of thoughts, emotions, and inspirations. Several of the poems were inspired by books, movies, and music. I hope you all will enjoy reading my writing milestone.