Day Six featured a write-in where I completed most of the day’s word count of 1778. I spent the day working on a considerable amount of data entry work. Fortunately, the amount of work was half of what it was last year. The bulk of the word count consisted of free writing once more and five poems were written. I remembered to post for New Poetry Wednesday. I posted a piece from Zephyr & Zinc, written on Day Three, called ‘Over Eyes‘. This piece will also be part of Russian Hymns.
Day Seven had 1768 words. Two poems and a whole lot of free writing make up the word count. I was largely disappointed in Day Seven and I have no one to blame but myself. I spent the rest of my day finishing up the data entry and moving more items into long term storage.
Day Eight featured another write-in. I wrote two poems early in the afternoon so when the write-in came around, I was only four poems away from reaching the milestone of 1500 poems written overall. Poem #1500 is called ‘Black Cats’, for Xenium & Xyris, although it is not about black cats which was written about an hour into the write-in. I quietly celebrated in this milestone by indulging in a freshly baked cinnamon crumb cake doughnut. The Friday night write-in location, a used bookstore, is right next door to a Winchell’s Donuts. The used bookstore smells of ink, paper, leather, and doughnuts. It is a surprisingly delicious sort of smell. Words were extremely slow in coming to the point where I had less than 1000 words after two hours worth of work. I did not meet word count goal this evening putting slightly behind in NaNoWriMo.
Cannot wait for Sunday. Even though I am nervous about living with my sister and brother-in-law, I am in dire need of a different location for the sake of my creativity. More will be shared about that later in a Simplicity Reveries post.
Tuesday is the release day for three chapbooks. Yes, three! These are the final chapbooks from the Seasons and Moments of Self series of work. The series is also known as everything written from 1994 to late 2011. The works in The Mirth of Equinox, The Solitude of Harvest, and The Embrace of Solstice were written between 1999 and 2004. Overlapping on the themes appearing in The Soul of Winter, The Kisses of Midnight, The Tears of Spring, The Poisons of Noon, and the start of The Breath of Summer.
Today also marks changes for my paperback books as they will be available soon for bookstores, libraries, and other locations to order. If you are interested in buying my assorted books of poetry and want to support your local brick and mortar bookstore, they can order my books for you!