Friday, January 20, 2006

In case you wondered, I do have a book

In many past years, I've set a goal for myself to write a poem every day.  Some of those years, I've come very close to doing that.  In my old chat room, there were folks who were interested in seeing what I came up with each day, so I sent out my daily poem to interested people.

Someone was always saying, "You should have a book."

So, since I was working and could afford it, I self-published a book of some of my favorite poems.  More than half of them are of a religious nature, some even based on sermons I've heard.

Thanks to my many on-line friends, I sold enough of those books to pay for the cost of having them printed.  I've since restricted my "poem list" to people who have bought my book and then asked to be on "the list", and to those who can stand to see the bad side of me once in awhile.  Because my poems are my personal form of therapy.  Having a few readers keeps me honest, and committed to my goal.

I'd say at least 95% of my daily poems are mediocre, or even awful.  Sometimes I cop out by writing a poem consisting of only four lines.  But every once in awhile, I write something of which I'm proud, and it's all because I've committed to writing a poem every day.

Since one of my readers e-mailed me saying, "You should have a book," I thought I'd share the fact that I do, indeed, have one.



ajoleblon said...

That is wonderful!  I have a book of poems too but just a notebook not published.  Some are really bad but there is nothing like a poem to explain a feeling or memory.

mastersblynn said...

What a pretty cover!  I can't wait! Barbara

toonguykc said...

Well???  So where can I buy it???  I want it, woman!  


deslily said...

Wow! how cool is that!?!.. love the cover too.  But I'm not much into poetry, good or bad lol..  when you self publish can anyone still order one if you give them the isbn number???  I thought of going that route just to have my stories published but i have 3 "books" and on welfare, that doesn't allow the money to self publish..

You should put out information for those who want to get your book though..  if that's possible??

cyandfayedavis said...

And how do I get one?  Also how do I get on the list?

memes121 said...

I want one!

bookncoffee said...

Well, I like the cover of your book.  I'm sure the insides are great too seeing from what I read in your journal.  

siennastarr said...

I have read a few of your poem, and they were all good!  I would love to have a copy of your book.  So.. how much?  And where do I order??