Hi, everyone. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Don’t worry. I’m doing well for the most part, and my loved ones and I have managed to stay healthy during the pandemic. This year has also been extremely busy, especially with growing my book editing and writing coaching business Heart of the Story. So as time has gone on, I’ve had to let blogging slide for various reasons.
I wish I could say that I’m going to resume blogging about writing, books, and other topics I used to write about regularly. But given my commitments to my work, my own creativity, my personal life, and my mental health, that’s just not possible. So for the time being, the most I’ll have time and energy for are occasional news updates about poetry, new service offerings through Heart of the Story, and so on. I hope that you understand this decision, my friends, and that you’ll continue to follow me no matter what. And if you’d like to interact with me more often, you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.
(NOTE: I’ve been on an off-and-on social media hiatus throughout the pandemic. I’m hoping to make a full comeback at some point, but I’m not putting a strict timetable on that. Again, I hope you understand.)
Now – poetry news! I’m thrilled to share today that Amethyst Review has published my poem “The Triptych and I.” This piece is one that I began submitting a few years ago and edited over and over with each rejection until deciding to temporarily “retire” it from submissions. Then, earlier this year, I discovered the names of both the photograph and its photographer, . . . and now, a smaller version of the triptych is hanging on my bedroom wall. After that, I thought it was time to bring the triptych poem “out of retirement,” polish it up again, and submit it for publication.