That’s the question that I imagine is asked to my not-quite-on-hiatus-blog. I have not been blogging as often as I should be, due to a busy schedule that is not as busy anymore. To answer this question, here’s a hint: I got married! Planning a wedding and actually getting married takes a lot of time,… Continue reading What’s Been Going On, Amanda?
Every year, I try to do something special for February. But why is February so important? It’s NaHaiWriMo – National Haiku Writing Month! In this month all about haiku, I have been writing in the form and submitting to journals that specialize in haiku. This deviates from the original NaHaiWriMo tradition of writing a haiku… Continue reading #NaHaiWriMo & Upcoming Stuff & a Challenge
As I mentioned in my first post of 2017, one of my resolutions for the year – among others – is to submit my poetry to 50 different publications within the year. So far, I have submitted poems to 18 publications and journals. poems2go has accepted two of my poems for both digital and print publication.… Continue reading New Poems Out with poems2go
Book reviews are common across blogs. They’re a way for bloggers to connect to their readers by sharing or recommending favorites. I do a lot of book reviews on this blog, mainly because I love books and I love sharing my thoughts on books, both critiques and praise. Book reviews are great for the beginning… Continue reading Write a Book Review in 6 Steps
I always seem to put off my resolution blog posts, even when I select my resolutions weeks before the New Year. In previous posts, I have explained why I prefer the term “goals” over “resolutions” – one is more determined than its flexible counterpart. This year, I have four main resolutions goals: Read the Bible… Continue reading 2017: Resolutions to Change a Year
Rating: Two out of five stars When I first saw an inexpensive ebook titled The Poet’s Cookbook, I purchased it with the expectation that it was one long metaphor comparing writing to cooking. I thought prompts would be presented in recipes, that poems would be described as delicious dishes. Unfortunately, the cookbook metaphor ends with… Continue reading Book Review: The Poet’s Cookbook by Dan Gilbert
Failure is such a strong word, but that is what I did. At the beginning of the month, I was so ready for this year’s NaNoWriMo. I had been looking forward to it all year. I fell behind on the first day, but I told myself that I would catch up, and so I kept… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016: I failed, and that’s okay.