Progress is certainly not coming as quickly as I’d hoped, but steps towards “The Book” are being made. As I said earlier, the focus for what is to be my first published work (aside from my Master’s thesis) shall be my poetry. I’d been considering using already finished work, collect it and use that as the basis for the book, but recently I’ve decided to change directions a bit. As I was talking with a certain friend, my weekly story of poems, The Artist’s Tale was mentioned. It was a fairly short mention, but it did turn out to be an inspirational one. It got me thinking and it did not take me long before that thinking turned into serious considerations and not long thereafter into an actual decision (never thought I’d see the day): my first book would be a narrative poem
The Artist’s Tale is one of my favourite writing projects, one I attempt as well as I can to continue every week and to write something in a similar vein made sense. In addition, a narrative poem combines my love for telling stories with poetry, something I found to be one of my biggest strengths writing-wise. And now I can combine it all into my dream of writing and publishing a book, a dream that comes closer and closer to becoming a reality.
The actual contents are well on their way of coming together, but for now I’ll be keeping them under wraps, at least until the preparations for the writing process itself are finished. The poem collection I initially wanted to go with will still be made, but, like the other ideas, at a later point. For now, though, it’s this (totally) mysterious narrative poem that will be the main focus of the near future of my writing life!*
*(This should not negatively affect other ongoing writing projects. They’ll continue as planned!)