…if they would just speak to me beyond basic phrases.
I spent last night working with two story ideas that have been on the back burner since 2005, because they decided to present ways of relieving their stagnant states, in addition to writing two poems. Unfortunately, the story ideas aren’t in a talking mood today. Nothing really is. I attended a write-in this afternoon and was not as productive as I would have liked. I wrote two poems for Obiter & Oleander, one poem for Kirsch & Kerosene, and one poem for Nightmares & Nevermore. Obiter & Oleander is three poems away from being completed and Kirsch & Kerosene needs six. Still, I remain confident that the two books will be done by the end of this month so I can focus on Xenium & Xyris, Zephyr & Zine, Elysian & Ether, Nightmares & Nevermore, and whatever novel that decides to talk to me during the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo.
I also wrote a piece for poetry magazine in the UK that is doing open submissions for an upcoming anthology. It has been many years since I’ve submitted a piece to a magazine or anthology so I am a little nervous about the whole thing. I really like the piece, Incantations, I wrote for it. The writing guidelines for this anthology were wide open so I have no idea if the piece is right for it or not. If it gets rejected, it will find a home in Obiter & Oleander or Xenium & Xyris. In the past, my work has done better with the UK magazines than with the US ones so there is a chance. One of the US-based magazine actually told me I should look into getting extensive psychological therapy because my poetry was just too disturbing and dark. That particular magazine went under a few months later and the name of it escapes me now.
It is hard to believe that July is a week away. I am not ready for it to be here yet. This next week will be very busy making preparations for the coming month because there is so much I want to write, and I cannot afford to be distracted by other things like I was in April.