Yesterday I worked more on the chapbook Karl and I are creating from Quiet Christmas Poetry. It’s interesting to work on a new project. I am so comfortable with blogging, and to begin to envision a print book, I cut some pages from a notebook to see how many pages would make the book, when the pages are folded. So now I can begin to see.
In special education, we always said to break down the task into smaller parts, and set achievable goals. Goals that are neither too low nor too high. Build success.
And now I also keep saying, one thing at a time, if possible. I am finding my 60s to be a new learning curve, which I welcome. Each person’s journey is unique.
We’re donating all proceeds to Time Of Singing, now in its 41st volume. The anthology we published in 2007 is listed on their books page. Hope is timeless!
Elin Grace Publishing is named for my grandmothers. This will be my first book of my work since 2001. I was helping with my mother’s care then, and want the books to work well for people who may not be feeling well. So a simple design and not too much to read at one time. This too though varies. Wonderful there are many books and options. I’m also influenced by the simplicity of haiku chapbooks I’ve bought over the years.
I’ve been updating Short Holiday Poems too. I enjoy presenting the poems I feel are my best in different ways. Sometimes I reblog from one site to another, to refresh the content.
Each month now, I read in my archives, perhaps from a more objective point of view, and see what might be nice to share again. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years. Amazing how our work can grow, a little at a time. Thank you.