It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps
Seeds sprout Watered by new lessons learned Strengthened by apparent obstacles Leading to a kingdom of Virtue From The Ocean's Made For Swimming Copyright © 2021 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved. Image found online and does not appear in published work. No copyright violation intended.
My first poetry book, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Click the link to see. E.W.
The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
I will cease to operate on My Poetic Side, as I no longer have time to manage that space. However, I do plan to stay on Medium for the foreseeable future. All other social media platforms remain in effect until further notice. Now for the big announcement: my first poetry book will be… Continue reading Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!
I'm excited to announce I will be receiving the proof of my first poetry book in a few weeks. I have been hard at work making several necessary revisions and am so excited to have a bound copy of my work to hold in my hand. Stay tuned to hear my final decision! E.W.
While I am still querying agents for my first novel, I'm also considering releasing the poetry book through another medium. My goal is still to be traditionally published, as there truly is no such thing as "self-publishing". In my spare time, I've also discovered other educational resources which I will share at a future… Continue reading Lit. Update: S.D., Mystery, Poetry, and Publishing Options
Literary update will appear next week featuring exciting news about poetry and publishing research. Also, a new lit. project will be released to Superlative Deviation! An introduction will go up on Tuesday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. E.W.
As fellow writers will know, the submission process can be daunting and time consuming. I have been keeping track of the dates of my various submissions and am also in the process of investigating alternative publishing platforms - specifically for the poetry book. I'm not sure exactly how to release it yet. There's still… Continue reading Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise
It is what you make of it. The images of mind. It is the limits of your soul In boundless space and time. It is the darkness or the light. The strangeness and the learning. The opportunities you missed, Distracted on the journey... The hearts you healed, the hearts you broke. The lightness and the… Continue reading Excerpt (Poetry) : “There Is a Sweet Hereafter”