Needless to say, blogging really has slipped off my radar. I wish I could give a legitimate reason for this, but the only explanation I have is ‘life,’ and I’m not sure that’s a very good reason. It’s not very often that I find myself sat in front of the computer, but be reassured that my pen and notebook are always by my side. A lot of writing has happened, most of which will probably never leave the pages of my notebook. However, I do have plans for some of it!
I’ve announced this over on Facebook, and I had the full intention of writing a blog post about this immediately afterwards, but my attention span failed me and I probably got lost in an episode of Game of Thrones, or something as equally unproductive.
I will be releasing a new version of “I Haven’t Lived At All.” There’s no solid back bone to it yet, other than the current version that is already released. I just wanted to explain why I feel this is something I want to do.
“I Haven’t Lived At All” was a massive learning curve for me. As a 20-something year old, I knew nothing about self-publishing and everything this entailed. For me, the first release was always going to be first and foremost an opportunity to learn. I was going to leave it at that, leaving it out in the world with no further intention than that. Over the past months I’ve found myself having a very torn opinion of my own book (which is, of course, natural.) I feel I wasted an opportunity to make something I could really be proud of. The idea of what I wanted to create is now a lot clearer in my head, and I feel I need to do this book justice.
So, what can you expect? I can’t tell you for certain! Just, more. Poems will leave the book, new ones will enter. Artwork will grace the pages and a more solidified, rounded version will be born. I’m going to take my time, I’m going to be patient and let everything fall into place organically. Nothing will be introduced to you all until I can honestly say “This is something I can be proud of.” Who knows how long that will take. I want this to not just be for the benefit of learning, but I want it to be something that you, the reader, can take something from.
There is a chance that I will be starting another Kickstarter campaign in the future to help fund this re-release, and your support would be sincerely appreciated. Please watch this space!
I really will try to be better with this blog, but if I go awol for another couple of weeks, someone just give me a nudge and tell me to stop being anti-social and come back to the blogosphere.