Yeah, just moving along. I’ve worked mostly on Alpha Female, except for one day when I got really, really stuck and couldn’t conceive the notion of writing. I thought about it instead. That day — I don’t remember which — I worked on the Pirouette notecards. I also gave some thought to my second chapbook that’s releasing April 1st from Turtleduck Press. Working title is Without Wings, and it’s all love poetry. I’ve been trying to get myself to write more happy poems because the happy ones I have are of inferior quality and the better quality ones are mostly sad. I’m not sure I want to have a whole collection of sad poetry, so it’s time to write some happy poems. But, unfortunately, the muse isn’t cooperating.
Last time I wrote a poem was last year for Life as a Moving Target. I actually wrote 3, 2 of which are included. The other, Insignificant, will be in the second chapbook. But as much as I try, I can’t get into the proper mindset.
I used to freewrite alot and then turn it into poetry. I wrote alot. I still have alot of my drafts. I’m considering using some of those as jumping off points for the new poems. I have a list of lines in my iPhone, but they are all for the third chapbook, Don’t Close Your Eyes. I wish my muse would just throw me a bone.
Anyhoo, so that’s what I’ve been doing. Slowed down some on Alpha Female, but today I was able to work through the block. It’s still not perfect, but good enough for now. I’d like to finish it by the end of the month. I should be able to do that still.
What got me so stuck? Werewolf pack rules and werewolf fight scenes. Yep, that was my undoing. And I decided to use something from the original draft (nothing is ever wasted) so that was an added bonus. I still have a few things to clear up and a plausible way for the ending to happen, and another edit, and then I think I can call it done.
This has been a very insightful experience.
Also, one of the winners of my giveaway hasn’t contacted me so I’m re-drawing a new name tomorrow. If you weren’t part of the first, comment here (with an email address or you will be disqualified) and I will add you to my original list. Those of you who were part of the original giveaway are still eligible for the re-draw so no need to add your name again.