OH hey y’all.
I have SO MUCH NEWS Y’ALL.
If you’ve been rolling with me for a while you know sometimes I save up good news and then I throw it all at you like confetti. Get ready.
First up, Y’ALL Y’ALL Y’ALL!!! My baby is born!
Gasoline Heart my lil poetry book baby is available for pre-order. Looky here. She is so pretty and ugh fuck. Y’all.
ALl I could do when my publisher said it’s gone to print is respond as follows:
Ahem. Holy shit. Holy shit HOLY SHIT.
If the FCC hasn’t burned the internet to the ground I am working up a virtual tour/readings and will let y’all know.
Next thing is, y’all I got one more publication for the year. It is a bucketlist item. I GOT PUBLISHED IN THE MOTHA FUCKIN WANDERER Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!! See my poems here.
Y’all, most of my favorite poets are/have been in there. The poems published there were each rejected from a LOT of places, essentially thanks but no thanks rejections. Most of my poetry (in case you’ve ever wondered) has traditionally gotten that type of response from the pobiz. Thanks but no thanks, thanks but we don’t do confessional/personal/blabla. So this is huge for me. Especially with the baby on the way. I have an essay in the works about it but yeah huge deal.
My much rejected essay about some of my literary influences is up at Medium behind the paywall. Here’s a taste:
I did what I’d taught myself to do. I read every word JT wrote that I could get my hands on. I studied it, I read about it, I remember writing in a journal why I liked it, how I liked it. And then I wrote my very first personal essay. It was, of course a hot mess, scrawled in a red glitter Wizard of Oz diary. It was a gory blow by blow about a terrible relationship-ish situation I’d found myself in.
I wrote it with gusto and terror. I wrote about how, as terrible as being abused was, I was happy to be wanted sometimes. My language was simplistic, I relied heavily on using vulgarity and explicit sex to hide my real emotions. It took me several weeks to write and I was so proud of myself when it was done. I typed it up on a computer at the library and printed it out, I read it in secret late at night alone and hid it deep inside my mountain of things.
Find it here. Feel free to throw claps or pass it along to friends who are down with Medium paywall.
That’s pretty much it for pub news.
In side hustle news. GOOD NEWS!! Patreon decided not to go ahead with the terrible fee schedule change. SO that means, Imma be expanding that shit.
More about that in my end of year wrap post later.
You can read some standalone Daiyuverse here at wattpad.
Um yeah. I think that’s all in the news you can use.
I have been grinding in the background, trying to get ready for large life changes. Writing like a motherfucker.
Hopefully before the end of the goddamn year I will finish my new pro website AND shit.
As usual I’m flailing into the future fully hype and terrified.
That’s it for now. Coming soonish, my end of year wrap up, some news and whatnots. And I’m gonna do one last giant link list so y’all, drop them links to your stuff in the comments.