My life long dream was to publish a book of my poetry. I did it!!
“Reaching For Brass Rings; A Poetry Memoir of One Woman’s Search for Healing, Spiritual Truth and Self-Love” was published on April 21, 20016. My book can be purchased through me, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Outskirts Publishing, and most online stores.
I love to write! I love to write poetry and short stories. I am not a great editor, I don’t know a whole lot about online publishing. I know very little about WordPress. But I am learning! There will be errors, I am guessing. I tend to think very fast, and my time is short to blog, but I will do my best to be as professional as possible throughout my journey here!
This blog is a long time in the making! My family and friend have asked for many years to share my poetry, writing, opinions, photography, recipes…musings…with them. Thus, I have decided to go ahead and create this blog for them, and for you, the reader.
I have been writing since I was 13 years old. I discovered that I was a “good” writer when I scribbled a few words on a piece paper that was shellacked onto a piece of plywood at the Boys & Girls Club, for my Mother’s Day gift to my mom. I remember that I received a lot of praise, and found out the few words together was called a “poem”. Good to know! LOL
Since that time, I have received several awards for my poetry, and a short story. I believe I have only entered in 3 poetry/writing contests combined. I placed in all of them, from 1st place to 3rd place, and a couple of honorable mentions. In the ninth grade, I wrote a monthly poetry column for my junior high school newspaper. That was a tough time for me because I was exploring my inner thoughts, which became poetry. The repercussion of being a “poet” in junior high, was that I was endlessly teased, and my new nickname became “Poem Girl”!
I put together a “chapbook” of my poetry in 1998 and sold the copies to fellow poets. And currently, I am writing a book (I will tell you more later), and compiling poems to put together in a book. No one really buys poetry anymore, but I want to do this for my kids. When I leave this world someday, I want to leave behind a part of myself to them.
Now I just laugh back at that time period! But taking the bus all the way across town with a bunch of bullies, making fun of me because I was a poet, is still a defining moment in my life of who I was. I am glad I kept writing! Writing has helped me to grown into who I am today.
I have never really found the time to research and enter contests or to become published. Life has kept me busy, doing everything but my true heart’s desire.
Professionally, the real estate and legal fields have been a blessing to me! I enjoy helping people. But I write when I feel inspired, and when I quiet my mind and let the thoughts come alive on a piece of paper, or a word document, I feel “complete”!
I hope you enjoy what I have to write about! Some of the feedback of my poetry is, “it’s sad”, “it’s deep”, “I don’t understand it”, “It moved me”, “It made me cry”, “I can so relate”, “Beautifully written”, and “Thank you for writing this”.
Thank you for stopping by, and going on this journey with me! Feel free to subscribe to my blog, leave comments, or look up the links that I will include in my posts from time to time.