Last week I gave you the list of poems that would go into the first section of the book, my twenties. I asked each of you to vote on which poem you would like to see as a preview and the poem “Master of Illusion” was the one chosen.
I wrote the Master of Illusions when I was fighting worries about feeding three children. At that time, I decided that I could either worry about the money — thus becoming its prisoner — or I could continue walking forward trusting that all would work out.
I spend a good amount of time every day researching and reading the news. For a long time, much of that research went to waste. You see, I am basically a lazy person and much of my past research was lost because I did not take adequate notes. That problem is now solved thanks to Evernotes. It is the lazy person’s research tool!
In my pre-Kindle Fire days, I would read the news online with a notebook beside me and tried to take copious notes. The initial notes of the day were clear and concise, but by the end of my research session the notes were shorter and harder to read.
This is my weekly update on my freelance journey. It is my hope that through these updates you will learn about some of the places that accept freelance writers and learn how the journey progresses. It also is another way I am striving to keep myself accountable.
Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.: I am currently reading Gandhi’s List of Social Sins, Lessons in Truth by Frank Woolever. I am only on page 32, but thus far I am very impressed with both the presentation of the material and the style it is written in. It starts with a short intro to Gandhi that definitely made me hungry for more. Unfortunately, Mr. Woolever died in 2010 so unless he has further writings that have not been released, I will have to find another author who gives a good biography of Gandhi.
I am in the process of sorting through the poems and selecting which ones will go in each section. If you remember from the last update the sections are going to be: Sherril, Sheri and Arizona – each nickname for a different decade of life, the twenties, the thirties and the forties. Below are the poems for “Sherril”.
So, some of you may have noticed me messing around with different donate buttons and different ways to get you to consider donating. Finally, tonight, I have decided that the best thing to do is to write out my vision. If you choose to help me get there, great! If not, Great!
Of course, the blog is a means to several ends:
- Learning my writing skills
- Sharing what I am learning
- Putting Entangled into as many homeless shelters as possible
- Marketing new projects