One of the best things about completing writing projects is that you are able to share your work with other people. It’s like revealing a secret surprise gift for your friend that you’ve been keeping all to yourself. It’s a lovely feeling. It’s also a little like handing a stranger a balloon animal – you never quite know how they will react.
I’m very firm about not sharing my writing projects until they’re ready. I might sometimes share small sections with one or two trusted readers, but not often – and early drafts are all for my eyes only.
Over the last month or two, I’ve mentioned that I’ve been reworking the cover of my poetry book Rhythmythical. After a few frustrations with my initial printer (et al) last year, I’ve (this year) made the decision to completely change my choices. A fresh start. And, with Silhouetta not far away, it seemed like a good opportunity to also redesign my cover. I’m currently waiting on the proof to arrive, for final checks and confirmation, at which point I can hopefully share with you the new edition!
Anyway. With today’s alphabet-themed entry in mind, I thought it would be nice to share with you a poem from each of these books. I hope you enjoy my poems – please do leave a comment when you’ve finished reading, I’d love to know what you think! I’ll also be running a giveaway competition later this month (hopefully!), in celebration of the new cover for Rhythmythical. Do please check back to be in with a chance of winning!
E is for Extract