last night I sat down to watch Blade Trinity, and for some reason, three poems came flowing out of me. Now, I’m not complaining by any means, I love that after so long I had a rush of inspiration. I don’t know if it was the vampires or Wesley Snipes or just a total coincidence, but I’m happy about it. What got me was looking at my master poetry document.
I have one document on my computer with every single poem I’ve ever written that didn’t get lost. There are over 400 in there. I swear it’s only been a few months since that last time I wrote something, but according to the document, my last entry was October 2012. Feeling that that couldn’t be right, I looked at my paper copy. (Until recently I always kept a handwritten backup copy.) surprisingly enough, the paper matched the digital. 11 months since my last poem.
I can’t believe it’s been that long, but I guess it has been. I know that since March I’ve been writing for Bubblews and haven’t given myself much time for anything else. Luckily, I’ve learned to work smarter, not harder, and now I can make a steadily increasing income with fewer hours per day and fewer days per week. That means more time to have a life and pursue my creativity. I guess I’m doing something right if I’m writing poems again.
part of me wants to share those new pieces right now, but in order to follow my usual poetry routine, I’d have to create an index for volume 11, figure out what numbers these new pieces get, and put them in accordingly. I guess it will just have to wait until I get caught up with all the rest in the series. You’ll get to see them eventually though, and I think they’re pretty good, especially after such a long dry spell.
Hopefully I’ll be doing a lot more writing in the near future. I want to keep my creative juices flowing. That’s as much a part of me as the self-help and everything else, so I want to be able to flow between those things and everything else I do. I need to get a new groove on.