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05 September 2007 @ 01:44 pm

So I went through and made a list of all of my poems I've written this year, the grand total came to 18. As I was going through the titles, I began to see a common theme: Greece. Go figure, right?? Who'da thunk it?

This is what I'm thinking-- I'm going to keep the poems that pertain to Greece in their own little pile and use these to begin putting together a manuscript since I've got a traceable theme to work from. 13 out of the 18 are about Greece, or Greek culture, or my experiences in traveling there, or about the guy I love who lives there. I think I can keep producing work that relates to Greece because it is such a big part of my life. Plus, when I go back in December, I'll have even more to work from.

I've struggled with not making my writing career move fast enough, but I came to realize that I'm doing exactly what I need to be doing, which is....

WRITING CONSISTENTLY!! Everything is starting to take a life of it's own. Whatever I write that wont really work within the Greece theme I'm just going to try to get published in literary magazines. I'm telling all of you that when you can really separate the art from the business, when you only worry about getting that story or poem out of your soul first, then you'd be surprised at what you're able to start working with. 13 poems already about an idea I didnt realize I kept writing about?? Only about 50 more to go...

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(Anonymous) on September 6th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
I guess for those of us somewhat obsessive compulsive over achievers, we should keep in mind that there is a time and a place to be ambitious and competitive with our work, and there is a time and a place to shut the hell up and write. I need to work on the latter! :)