Since Echoes came out last April, I've been adding verses to my "Poetry" box . Now, as I rummage through it again, I begin to see some potential for publishing yet another book of my poetry.
I've written a great many poems over the years, though not all of them have aged quite enough to share with anyone just yet, while others seem ever so anxious for the light of day.
It was fairly easy to choose which poems to include in Echoes, Neo-Victorian Poetry. I was on new turf, and I had an entire box to glean from. This time around, I have all sorts of question to address.
I wonder whether I should partition my pieces into chapters, with headings such as I use here in my blog: Steampunk, Romantic, etc., or would they be better placed in a more natural sort of progression?
Do I want a cover design that is reminiscent of Echoes, or to break free with a whole new approach? At this point, I'm leaning towards a somewhat thicker volume that strays not too far from Echoes.
I am pretty happy with how my first book of poetry came out, for the most part; a good initial attempt. Still, I'm a little more experienced at this now, and here is my chance to rectify certain of its aspects.
So, here's to second beginnings! I expect that it will take at least a few months to get even close to going to print, but with that valve now wide open, I think I'm just about ready to get underway.