Hey everyone! It’s been an interesting week. Aside from working hard on my new novel Blood Bound, I have begun working on a new project that I will be doing in addition to the novel because it will take such a long time to put it together so I thought I would share this with you. For the past few months, I have had what I call Selective Writer’s Block. I don’t know if that exists or not. I think I just made it up. Selective Writer’s Block is when you are blocked from being able to write some things but not other things. For years I never even thought that was possible but I excel at weird.
Lately I have been able to write fiction but have not been able to write poetry and it has gone on for at least a year. Until this week. I decided to try writing a poem because I’ve been reading a lot of poetry this week. Just for the love of poetry. The block was crippling and can’t be explained. I still don’t exactly know what was causing it. For many years I have been writing poetry and it felt strange to go an entire year without writing any. Frankly, I was afraid that I would never be able to write poetry again and was just about to give up hope until I decided to give it another try. I wound up writing a poem that was so bad that I refuse to let anyone read that piece of crap. But it is still a poem nonetheless.
I have a rather large body of work that I keep in my closet and it’s all handwritten in those Anything Books that you buy at the book store. I decided to gather them up and begin typing the best ones to create a poetry book that I plan to have published. The poems date back to the mid-1990s until early 2019. You will get to see where my head was at as I was becoming an adult and also how I felt throughout my adult life.
I got to be honest, I was in a very dark place during my college years because that is when my depression and anxiety began. I think that I had a very hard time making the transition from childhood to adulthood. I started seeing the lies about society and the world that had been passed off as truth. I didn’t like the way the world was going and I wanted to change it. But I knew that was impossible so I wrote about it instead. I feel a little strange letting something so personal become public consumption but when I die, I want to be remembered for my novels and my poetry. I want to write films too but I’ve been so busy working on novels that I just haven’t had the time to write any screenplays. But who knows. Maybe one day I will take a break from writing novels to write that Oscar-winning original screenplay. That would be a dream come true.
I hope you all enjoy my future works. I promise to give it my best and let you know when it’s completed.
Have a great week everyone.
Until next time…