What have I been doing?
A whole lot of missing school and trying to catch up. I have also been reading a lot of submissions for Hobble Creek Review. I have had a lot more this issue than in the past, but I think I will still have about the same size issue to give you all when everything is finished.
I am still trying to get myself away from the specifics of my Springville manuscript. It's hurting my creativity too much being so pointed with my writing. I need to have the freedom to write what I want to write and not worry about whether it fits into the manuscript. Instead, everything I start to write ends up being pointed right at the book. Worse still, I know which section the poem is supposed to be in and I almost immediately know exactly where it is supposed to go. Some people might make the claim I am simply channeling, much like Blake, but I don't buy it. I m not a mystic poet, nor do I think I have the ability to channel anything without a remote control in my hand.
I am having so much trouble with my manuscript, I am thinking of hiring out an editor to look at what have and reign me in or kick me in the backside---whatever is needed.
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This is the visual representation of my poetry life this month.