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Playing around with some structures today; I might try my hand at a pantoum. 
I think that it's time to get back into writing and putting out work. I have all of these scraps and writing notebooks full of things that need to be edited and polished.

My writing goals for 2015:
Submit to a minimum of 3 publications. 
Finish a (chap)book by the end of the year and submit it for publication.

Part of me wonders about self publication but I don't know if that is the route that I want to take.

I'm also going to start reaching out and maybe collaborating with other artists. I'm claiming 2015 as a year of increased creativity. 
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My "How It Should Have Been" Playlist
  • Reading: Poetry Books
  • Watching: A variety of tv progams
  • Playing: Mind games and other wastes of time
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Apple Juice
I know that I've been MIA for almost a month (which, to be totally honest, is completely like me) but I do have some good news. I found a place to live a couple of weeks ago and I am finally getting settled in. Over the past couple of weeks I've been getting furniture and setting up my internet (thank God) and I've also been finding time to get some exploring in (not as much as I would like though). 
Now that everything is coming together, now that I have a place to sleep, a space to watch tv, a place to write all that is left is for me to find a job and get on with my life. I'm excited about it and dreading it at the same time. Life is the opposite of easy right now. But at the same time I can't let the inevitability of life discourage me from living. 
That being said, I've actually started working on my chapbook. It will center around "The Dream Logic Series" [x] which I will expand upon and grow, taking each part and developing it into a full fledged poem. I also picked up a few other poems from both my writing journals, past submissions and a few works on here to weave into it. The idea is that there are two types of dreams; tropes--the things given to us by books, tv, movies, the unrealistic expectations that we strive for that were given to us and not generated from our own brains-- and the actual logic--the world is upside down, the carpet is made of grass and everyone in the tv room is actually a mannequin-- it explores the psyche, the willful suspension of disbelief that is inherent in dreams. 
These poems are years and years old but I know that I have something here, something worth working on, something worth writing about. The chapbook could evolve into a full fledged manuscript and from there who knows. I figure that I need to focus more on my writing; employed or unemployed, this is something that I feel I need to work on; something that must be nourished and taken care of; it is something that I have a responsibility to write about. If that makes sense. 
(I'm clearly getting carried away in a poetic fervor.) 

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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear. Apologies for how slack I am, I just realised I never let anyone know that I posted up their feature last week! Anyway, it's a bit of a late notification, but I posted your feature! You can view it here: [link] :)
forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have featured you here for completing NaPoWriMo! :)
nospoonwriter Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Writer
Happi Birthday! Have a llama!
nospoonwriter Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Writer
Thank You!
imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, you and your work have been featured for NaPoWriMo on my journal: [link]

Congratulations on a wonderful month :heart:!
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on completing NaPoWriMo! :)
nospoonwriter Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much!
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Writer
At first I was intrigued by your avatar, and ten I was intrigued by your poetry xD

You deserve my Watch =P
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