Friday, January 1, 2016
1ST BOOK TO BE OUT IN 2016
The first ANYTHING can be significant, but I viewed my first BOOK to be something special. I want it to not only BE special, but to LOOK special, and FEEL special too. Unfortunately, that means it won't be free or even CHEAP! hahahaha
Why THIS year?
Honestly, I've had it on my "Resolutions" list every year for the last half-decade. For one reason or another, it didn't happen. No excuses in '16. If I do NOTHING else, there will be a publication with my name on it by 12/31. Promise.
Who will WANT to read it? Any volunteers???
That's a question I asked myself MANY times and have come to the conclusion, IT DOESN'T matter. I will make this a labor of love (and education - on how to publish) and it will not matter if I sell even ONE copy. Poetry books in general are not money makers. The folks that think it's entertaining is quite small in comparison to the people who love... just about ANYTHING else. That's OK.
My motivation doesn't come with dreams of wealth or notoriety, (although either would be sooooo cool!).
No.... my main reason is to finally complete the process. To publish SOMETHING. Instead of THINKING about it, actually holding it in my hands and knowing it is done will be my reward.
After that.... Look out. It may get busy around here!
Obviously THIS didn't happen! Why? A few things... Most notably a change in attitude about why and what I write. It had become painfully apparent that my voice was lost in the void. That is ok as I still enjoy reading my own words.
Going forward I will hopefully still put out some cool things but it won't be for the entertainment of others. It will truly be for me and if anyone else enjoys, then all the better.