Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Next Step in the Publishing Process…

I received a copy of my book in the mail – last chance to proof! And yes, there are STILL some goofs in it! I am going to be so sick of reading my own poems soon!!

I’ve set my deadline to have the final proofing done by the end of the week, then we’ll hit ‘print’ and be one step closer.

I’ve begun to plan a book launch and I find I’m not comfortable with a conventional launch. I keep coming back to the reason I committed myself to do the “poem a day for a year” series – the exploration of ‘spur of the moment’ creativity – the short circuiting of the internal critic – and I feel that I need to place more emphasis on that aspect. I need to encourage others to find their creative spark and nurture it.

So I’m currently working on some ideas to turn a launch into an audience participation event – maybe we’ll create a poem and post it here. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Anyway – I just wanted everyone to know that things ARE progressing and we should have the book ready to go very soon!

Thank you all for visiting, reading, commenting and sharing – it really helped get me through the ‘year’ and beyond.



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4 thoughts on “Next Step in the Publishing Process…

  1. Tony Crafter on said:

    Well done on the progress you’ve made so far, Linda, and good luck with the launch! Thanks for sharing your daily poems with us during 2012, I really enjoyed reading them and being able to participate in the whole experience. The concept of short-circuiting the inner critic was an interesting (and brave!) one and I feel that the results of your year-long labour of love have more than validated your quest to explore spur-of-the-moment creativity.

    • Thanks Tony – I got a lot of encouragement along the way from people like yourself and it really helped me keep going. It gave me a new perspective on what is important in poetry or in any other way we communicate with people – honesty trumps all – and I will always try to keep that uppermost in my writings.

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