Sunday, February 22, 2015

Long Term Planning

Hey, I've just gotten back from mid-winter break;  I was visiting family in Florida. I wrote a few short, fun poems, while I was gone. I want to add on to them; to improve them, to try to create some depth to the poems.  They were all inspired by the environment that Florida provided.  One is about the beach, one is about relaxation, and another is about the sun and air.  I'm not going to post any this year, because I want to work on them a little more.

I'm considering writing a poem about insanity/fear. I just finished reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King, and the story kinda freaked me out.  I think it would be a good pic to put in real emotion.  I was read about 530 pages of crazy in 3 days, so my brain is still trying to process the novel, and writing about it would help to understand it a bit better.

I've been thinking about the final product of this project.  I'm thinking about looking into self publishing.  I consider myself a realist; I'm not going to write a full book of awesome poetry by the end of the year, it will take more time than that.  I want to plan for later, for when I do write enough to actually have a whole book.  a friend of mine wrote his own book last year, and he looked into self publishing himself. I'll ask him about it and try to do some research on the topic in addition to writing my poems.

Till next time,

Lizzie

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Inspiration Issues

Hey, all. I need to warn you guys that I'm writing this post while operating on little sleep. I have no proper excuse, just that Pride and Prejudice is way more interesting than I ever thought it would be.  I'm a slightly slap happy right now, having just spent the last 5 hours being quiet at church, so it may see like I'm rambling today.

As you may have guessed, my life is pretty uneventful, so I'm having difficulties getting inspired on any topics at the moment. So, in order to actually write any decent poetry I've been trying to base my work off of different books I've read and/or shows I watch. i know, kinda lame, but I'm not just writing about the show. I try to put myself into the character's place. My poem's are about how i would feel if I were in that person's place, and going through all the crap they are going through.  it may seem unorthodox, but I'll only use this technique when I've got nothing else to base a poem off of.

This week has been one of those weeks in which there hasn't been anything eventful to inspire my poems. so I used the method i mentioned above.  I based my poem off of the anime Tokyo Ghoul.  It's about a college student named Kaneki, who is bitten and starts to turn into a ghoul. The show is about him trying to resist his ghoul side; trying to hang on to his humanity and to not eat people. As such, this poem is kinda dark, but when I wrote it I was full of feeling.  It is a free verse poem, like most of my other pieces.  I call it Struggle after the speaker's internal battle. It's kinda long, so I'm not going to post any of the poem. The next updated will be in about two weeks, after my midwinter break from school.

Thanks,
Lizzie

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day