photo-7It’s time for our monthly look back to see how far we’ve come. You were here as I wrote and posted them (thank you for that!). These are my thoughts on the writings of April…

Let’s start with a little disclosure—yes, more than usual. Behind the scenes, my house sold this month—which may explain my fondness for lists as art follows life and I have been living by them. It’s been a crazy, bumpy ride, including my dog’s bout of gastroenteritis the night before the house inspection, but in the end we all lived. It’s going to get crazier as I finish packing and actually move across the country over the next two months or so, but I plan to keep blogging, writing poetry, and writing the two books I’m working on. My hectic schedule hasn’t stopped me yet, so forge ahead I will. More details on where I’m going and why will certainly be released through the blog. I can tell you: It’s all good news, and it involves more writing.

Back to April: Right off the bat, we started out with a little trickery with Researching the Clef. Though it was presented as an April Fool’s joke, it’s a look inside one of the books I’m working on. Now, if only I could figure out a title… I still plan to launch a Kickstarter or an Indie-Go-Go campaign to fund the writing of the book, but got delayed because I’ve been advised that I should create a video for it, which is a nerve-wracking notion for this mild introvert. So, in “Go big or go home” fashion, I’m considering some “practice” videos on YouTube where I read my Zombie Sonnets. Oh, yes I am! I’ll get you the links when they go live so we can laugh together.

I got a little list-happy in April (and now you know why) with Word Nerds: Top 10 Ways to Know You’re a Poet, Four Essential Ways to Deal with Writer’s Block, The Writer’s Bag of Tricks, and Three Steps to Getting the Writing Done. For the most part, these were written after public events in response to audience curiosity.

With Three Steps to Getting the Writing Done, I reworked it a bit and reposted it a few hours after the initial post. Those of you with the email feed got the original (and if you’re a word nerd like me, you’ll now read both and compare). The original made perfect sense in my head, but in reality it just didn’t. I spent the evening at work rewriting it mentally because I just couldn’t let it go, and when I got home I reposted it. My apologies for the sloppy first try.

My favorite, by far, was Indelible. I’m also a little partial to yesterday’s List-Makers, which again shows my affinity for lists this month, even though the post is not a list in itself.

And, there was poetry: Emergence (which is my favorite word), Quake, and two Zombie Sonnets rounded out April with iambic pentameter intact.

My very special thanks to all of you who Liked posts, Commented on them, and Shared them. I’m honored that you read me. I truly am.

Well, the second quarter of 2014 has been quite the roller coaster—and the ride’s not over yet. Join me here next month. You know, tomorrow. We’ll see where the writing takes us.

My first book, Upside Down Kingdom, is available on Amazon.