This past week has gone incredibly slowly. I have written so, so much poetry. And two other, more in-depth Zip blog posts.
I have used my time very effectively and am ahead of my schedule. Technically, I could paste it all into a template right now and just be done with it.
However: I was reading through my poems for the 100th time and all of a sudden felt really, really sad and incomplete. The chapbook was missing… something. So I sorted through my feelings and wrote some emo poems about religion. I keep having little moments like this, where my poems feel good and complete and then suddenly! something is off, and I must delete this word, or fix this phrasing, or change this order.
I’m also looking into professional publishing options a little, and it all looks very daunting.
I’m very excited.
A pro so far of chapbooks? They have one specific topic. This allows for an indepth look at a theme or message without having to write a hundred poems.
A con so far of chapbooks? They have one specific topic. My feels on my topic are way too diverse without writing a hundred poems. I’ve started to delete poems, which hurts my soul, and I even tried combining poems. Some of them have come out nice.
This makes me regret choosing such an intense topic for myself. Maybe I’ll expand, and make a full book for indepth! Maybe go into publishing too. That would be cool.
Also, Mr. Morris, I’m not sure if it’s the poetry you suggested but! ‘I could pee on this’ is the funniest and most heartwarming poetry. Makes me miss having a cat.
This is getting long. I’m really enjoying reading other people’s poetry, just because our styles are so different. It’s all very inspiring.
I love Zip. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had doing a school project.
my poems, which are in the process of being edited! and ordered! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uPunPEwMUyL6mIqy8CER-yYvPZUqLyv-hyYe_rBpzbg/edit?usp=sharing