No Writing, Obviously (Poem)

This is a poem from Inside a Writer’s Head. Read more from and about the collection here.

I haven’t written a word today,

I haven’t even tried.

Not a single silver word,

I’ve kept them trapped inside.

And now there is a struggle,

A conflict I haven’t heard.

The words want me to free them,

But I’m holding them captive

So they won’t thwart

My attempts at writing

When that time, it comes again.

Poetry Collection Release Date!

I am excited to announce that I have finished organizing the manuscript for Inside a Writer’s Head! (Check out what I learned about organizing a poetry collection!) I will be releasing the ebook on November 1 and the print book on December 1.

The collection synopsis/blurb:

“Inside a Writer’s Head is a collection of poems… about poems. And writing more generally. What do writer’s think about? What is the writing process like? What is my relationship with inspiration? Alyssa discusses this and more, with seriousness and humor in equal measure throughout this insightful collection.”

If you want an exclusive signed copy of the print book, email me now at alyssachantelwright@gmail.com. These will be extremely limited, so contact me now to secure your copy! I may or may not be able to offer this again in the future, depending on the success of the poetry collection.

 

There will be more on self-publishing, Bookbaby, working with an artist on cover design, etc. in the near future, so check back soon or subscribe to the blog if you are interested in that!

In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions you have about the process or the collection in the comments. 🙂

Poetry Collection Update

I last discussed my poetry collection in August. I tried working on it a few times and didn’t know where to start.

At the time, I had a basic grouping of poems based on similar topics under the larger topic of writing about writing.

Now, two months later, I’m hard at work to finish editing and publish the collection in or by November.

Inside a Writer’s Head is a collection about the ups and downs of being a writer, facing writer’s block, and moving toward goals.

I need your help to make this happen. I can do the editing and the formatting just fine. That only takes time. Self-publishing services cost money. After publishing the collection I plan to market it on Facebook and Twitter. That also costs money.

For that reason, I started a GoFundMe page and I’m open to commissions. If you can’t donate or commission me, please like and/or share this Facebook post so I can reach more people.

Thank you all for reading this and helping me make Inside a Writer’s Head a reality.