As part of my resolutions, I decided that I would take some months to have WriMo (Writing Month). February is the first WriMo. There’s not a set goal per se. The original intention was to write at least one piece every day but I shot that idea in the foot on the 3rd and the 4th when I did not write. Still, I have written fourteen pieces since the 1st. Obiter & Oleander and Kirsch & Kerosene are now well on their way.

I spent January 30th and 31st doing final edits and formatting on Ink & Ice. Discovered that I had forgotten to log a poem written during NaNoWriMo. It drove me crazy trying to figure out why the worksheet of titles had one hundred poems listed but Ink & Ice‘s Table of Contents had one hundred and one. Issue resolved and the last poem written, Widow’s Walk, migrated over to Obiter & Oleander. Began final edits and formatting on Unlined & Undertakers but have not completed the formatting.

Been doing a lot of thinking on marketing for the books. There is so many of them now and it would be nice if sales were more… lucrative. While I did study advertising and marketing for awhile in college, it has never been my strong suit. In fact, I feel really awkward in situations involving marketing/advertising whether it be for myself or my work. Not a great state of being for self-published author so I am working on ways to market without me feeling awkward about it. I hope to have a finalized solution together by March.

Flare & Fetter comes out next week on Tuesday. Very excited about it but, also, very nervous as its poems are very personal in nature. Every poem I have ever written has a bit of my heart in them but the poems in Flare & Fetter, Unlined & Undertakers, and Kirsch & Kerosene are essentially a window into the depths of my being. It is a little terrifying to put all of that out there.

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