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I have set aside some time to enter my poetry into some journal contests. I guess it is that time of year. I think the judges and editors of these things just like to give themselves something to do for the fall like read a bunch of poetry… but then the editors I know are usually working on a million different projects just like the rest of us, so I guess I’ll cut them a little slack…

Figuring out which poems to send off to a magazine is difficult. At times I wish I had an assistant who would sort through all my shit and pick out the good stuff and do all the leg work for me. I go back and read a lot of my poetry and wonder “What was I thinking?” but then if I say it is all crap then nothing gets submitted and nothing gets published, so I compromise with myself daily.

With that in mind I am happy to say that the manuscript for my first novel is at the publishers and is in the hands of their editing department… Exciting but scary all at the same time. Writing can be a personal endeavor and it leaves one feeling exposed when others get to read on something you have spent so much of your time on… I will post updates on this as it progresses.


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Welcome all who have traveled here from my other domains on the internet. I have finally decided to commit to writing a regular blog here on WordPress. I am doing this for a number of reasons but mainly I am releasing my first novel through a publishing company in both ebook and paperback. I will use this blog to promote my new book, my poetry and all the other  projects  I get involved with, too numerous they are to list here, right now…

And let’s face it, a blog can be a great source of traffic and is a great means to have interaction with one’s fan base. It is much easier to use a service like WordPress than it is to build and code a blog on one’s own. Maybe it is just that I am getting older and don’t want to deal with programming nonsense anymore or it may be that I simply want to focus on other aspects of my life right now. Either way, I will endeavor to keep this current with what is going on in my life as far as my writing and the upcoming release of my novel…

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