I'll assume there will be plenty of fanfare and pie once I become a massively successful poet and author - which should be any day now, now that my first book of poetry has been published! It's available worldwide, in both print and Kindle format, for a reasonable price (the Kindle is free if you buy the paper copy,) and I'm feeling pretty psyched about it.
Now I'm no fool - there is little chance that a chapbook off poetry will make any grand waves, but on my purely personal part, this is a pretty damn big deal. I have brought into being a creation of my own design - and that is exceedingly exciting. With this done I think the Universe might just open up for me a little more - and perhaps my creativity will feel freer to expand. It's no accident that I pushed for a publishing date just before 2014's National Novel Writing Month.
It's occurred to me that finishing things, especially creative things, has always been difficult for me - and for quite a few other people as well. There is a certain anxiety attached to the creation and release of your work - even in this day and age of social networking. It's important to explore that anxiety though, I think, and to constantly remind yourself that you need to do this for you - and that once it's done it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks, because you have created something that you needed to create, for the health of your own mind and soul.
Anyway, regardless of all that, I would be overjoyed to see my book sell - so if you would like a copy, please purchase it from the Amazon Create Space store: https://www.createspace.com/4996329
You all rock my socks,
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