I did it! I finally swallowed all of my nerves and did it. Did what, you may ask? I delved into the world of self-publishing. So, I have been sitting on my poetry book for two years because there was a lot going through my mind. At first it was just going to be a small chapbook of about 40 poems, but then ask I kept adding poems to my manuscript I realized I had written over 70 poems! My boyfriend asks why I was so scared to release it out into the world? Why was I afraid to take this monumental step? Well, because it likes sharing a little piece of myself with others, with total strangers. It’s like taking a little piece of my heart and soul and putting it on display and hoping no one crushes it. As an artist I’m most critical of my own work. Is my poetry good enough? Will people actually enjoy it? My writing has a purpose. I want to help as many people as I can through my writing. I want to let others know that they’re not alone. There’s a John Steinbeck quote that always stuck with me that I read in college, and many years later I still reference it. He said, “A writer, out of loneliness, is like a distant star sending signals.” As a writer, that statement is so powerful and so true on many levels. We don’t want to feel alone and we don’t want others to feel alone. Writing is our way of connecting with humanity. If you love poetry please support and get your copy and hopefully you’ll find something in there that connects you.
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