Yesterday was a special day! I published a new book, a collection of poems. I would never have done this if it hadn’t been for your encouragement, dear readers. Thanks to your comments, telling me that I should publish my poems in a book, I finally did it 🙂
At first I was a little nervous about it. Sharing my poems in a book? But slowly the idea began to take shape, and now I’m glad I took your advice 😉
Pieces of My Soul
The book is called Pieces of My Soul. Besides some poems that I shared here there are also new poems, thirteen in total. I kept the number small for this first book, and I actually like the number 13 🙂 I think it is a good number.
Thirteen Poems of …?
Love, life, heartbreak, abuse, laughter, loss, even one about our furry four-legged friends, danger, and more; in summary, it’s about obstacles and blessings that life throws at us.
With these poems I hope to bring a small message of comfort and perhaps hope, letting the reader know that no matter what happens, he/she is not alone in this.
A Little Thank You
When I write fiction I always pour a lot of myself in the characters, there is a lot of me in my stories. Poetry, however, may have a lower word count, but it possesses all of the poet’s essence, pure raw emotion, the innermost turned upside down, revealing all.
That can be unnerving sometimes. It was to me the first time I presented a poem in public, a very personal one about someone who had hurt me. After that first time I presented poems at other events, and now there is a book 🙂
There are several people I should thank for guiding me on the path of poetry.
First of all, Dawn Spectre, a friend and an amazing poet who invited me to my first poetry slam. You could say that she got the ball rolling 😉
Javier Zetina, one of my closest friends who rehearsed my poems with me before I presented, and who gave me a lot of help.
You! If you were one of the people who encouraged me to publish, then thank you! As I mentioned before, I would not have thought of it otherwise.
Pieces of My Soul is available as an e-book on Amazon. Soon, the paperback will be out too.
This post is a short one, but how could I not share this news with you? I’m excited, happy, and nervous that it’s finally out!