Late in 2011 I would have never imagined what is happening these days. Of course, I had written a lot of poetry before that. Some of it had been published all the way back to 1982. The very first piece, that year, was published in the YCC camp newsletter. I can’t entirely remember the piece now these days but it started something. I’ve now written poetry for over thirty years.
Back in November, 2011 I'd just released, "A Little Help." Presently, it's available at freeebooks.net for free. It was a good little book in many ways and was written for a purpose. Probably it’s not one of the best written things around though, I’ve learned a lot since then. Mainly I wanted my own job hunting manual if need be. At the time we had just gotten the empty nest which is something most parents look forward to, and dread at the same time.
Recently, I submitted my first novel, "Beyond Realms," to a couple of publishers. It's an epic type fantasy story that's almost 39,000 words. Pretty good one too I think and it was sure a lot of fun to write. Mostly I wrote it so I would have something I’ve written that my grandkids could read. It's also my 20th book.
These days there are contracts that are starting to fill up a folder that's up on my bookshelf. I wouldn't have imagined that would be happening when I had first started out. It seems the writing has taken on a life of its own and wouldn't want to live my life without it these days.
I don't know exactly where it's all headed as of yet but the ride is fun, and exciting. It'll be interesting to see what will be in another year as I continue on the journey. Well, back to working on, "Etheusela," for me.