I am working hard at getting all my poems into one poem book for the year.
I spent much of the last few days deciding order and formatting the entire thing. It’s achievement to get something worthwhile. I don’t know how long it’ll take to get from where I am to a finish product, but I’m overall happy.
Here’s the current cover:
I’m happy with the current cover. I don’t know how I’ll feel when the proof comes in.
There are quite a few poems going into the book.
My first time working on a poem book was in high school. I joined the school’s annual poetry book. I actually got an award for my contributions. They knew I was skilled in the field of writing. Really I was the only one who was there for all four years helping. I was one of few serious helpers too.
I made up some “books” using my printer when I was a teen too. I told my family members to pick their favorite poems of mine, and I created small books for them. I added art and color. It was nice.
With these poem books, to limit cost to readers, I limit interior art and make everything black and white.
I look forward to publishing it early next year. I hope you are as happy with it as I am.