Poetry: About Time

pulling out a cool, thin sundressfrom a closet filled with thingsthat don’t fit anymore, the painstabs my shoulder out of nowhere what happened to me I silentlyscream while holding back thick tearstrying to get dressed while thesearing sun radiates down my back heaviness sits tightly about my middlepulling me down into spiraling muddywaters heavy with […]

Poetry: About Time

The 6 Things I Learned After Publishing My First Book

1. Signing with a traditional publisher is worth the time and sweat it takes to be accepted. After writing ten drafts of my first novel, Rachel’s Secret, and after having the eleventh version rejected by countless agents, the thought of self-publishing seemed pretty enticing. Then, I began to notice the reams of self-published books online […]

The 6 Things I Learned After Publishing My First Book

Hold On

Another daybrings ups and downs.Watch dreams decay,hopes hit the ground. Fears come to play,merry go round.Goals slip away,dreams never found. Look for a placeto stand up strong.Feel so disgraced,never belong. Search for a sign,a spark of hope.A little shinecan raise the slope. Relax both eyes,elevate faith.Let thoughts reviseso soul guides brain. Focus on light,let go […]

Hold On