Creating something, whether it be a sculpted vase or a published novel, is done only by believing in yourself. The you who’s you through and through. Leave ego at the door, pack up a nice buckled suitcase full of clothing and send it on its way. Simply be you and don’t be afraid to express your creative voice.
When it comes to writing, you have unlimited resources at your disposal: a brain, personal memories and experiences, charm and wit that is only truly your own, a notebook or personal computer, etc. Lines at the Amusement Rides is a collection of poetry that started to come to fruition when I was on vacation last year. My fiancée and I love theme parks and the more we explored them over 2018-2019, the more material conjured itself out of gooey bits of brain matter. Was it something that I sat down one day with intention of writing? Absolutely not. None of my works have been forged in that way, but that’s what I love about writing. You think of something, you ruminate on it a bit, and then you run wild with whatever pieces fit the puzzle of that particular project. At the end of the day, that’s all it comes down to.
A special thanks to Potter’s Grove Press for accepting my submission in the first place and making this collection a real life, tangible possibility! What an outfit to work with 👌🏻 If you haven’t yet snagged a copy of Lines at the Amusement Rides, click the link and enjoy the rides. Happy weekend all! 🎡 🎢 📚
(Photos taken by me.)
If you’re in need of some new reads, check out my collection on Amazon. Thanks as always for the support, fellow writers, readers, and dreamers!