Saturday, 27 June 2009

Journey's start

Well I've actually started my long and very possibly slow journey into the world of publishing my poems and some day my erotic stories. I wasn't sure how I was going to achieve this... and where to start. Then I had a brain wave!! I buy from time to time the magazine 'Diva' a gay magazine. So I rushed upstairs, found last months and flicked through the index for editor and publisher. I wrote down the e-mail address and rushed back down stairs to the laptop to start my journey, into what I'd call the 'unknown.' I say unknown because I have no clue as to what I'm doing,Lol!!
I sent a short but interesting letter to the editor explaining that I create erotic poetry, that sounded better than just saying 'I wrote erotic poetry, because I do 'create' it, it comes from deep within my soul. I made sure that I'd checked my spellings first... and when I'd finished, my finger danced over the send button, heart racing..adrenaline pumping... and then it was gone. A few days later I had a reply from the editor who is female, so I assumed this would help sway her judgement upon the verses of my work.... or not! She has given me a clear indication as how to continue my journey into getting my words into print.. this involves sending my work to the 'creative writing spot.' This is a section for people like myself who want to share our beautiful works of art with the nation.. you can't ask for a better audience than that! I have just written my poem 'Last supper' the last post on my blog. I have sent it off with a short letter to show my appreciation for her time and effort. I now wait with baited breath.
My writing has given me a new insight into who I am. Who I have always been, but I think my awareness has woken my spirit, tempted my soul, kicked the dust from my brain.. and given me a new direction to follow. I believe that if you want anything in life then you have to work at it. I have every intention of doing just that... Watch this space!

12 comments:

Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetheart, do you have many poems already written? enough to make a book?

are you on facebook? If you are...find me...spikyzora@hotmail.com or toni zora jones. There are some wnderful published authors I'd like to introduce you to...they happens to fall in somewhat of the same...box.

You have taken the first step...and I just want to nudge you to other options. The decisions are all yours to make.

ciao sweetie. xxx

Indigo said...

spiky ~ I have a few poems, basically the one's that are my blog, including the one I've just written, not my normal erotic stuff, one with a bit of a sadistic twist. I'm hoping to get 16 of my stories printed, I have roughly..in total 19 items. I was on face book but I came off it, but now am going back on it. Thanks hun, I want you to nudge me.I'm lucky to have you to believe in me. I'd love to meet the established authors you know, that would really give me the boost I need to forfil my dreams. When you comin over to the UK? I so wanna meet you, thank you and take you for a long ride on my big machine... ~x~

Spiky Zora Jones said...

baby...ha, I wondered who Di was...hehehe.

okay, on facebook invite ask to be friends with Mia Waker...she is up for an award for her book 'Eye Of bastit' which is the second book of Addison Black.

I'm interviewing her and i'll post it this friday i hope.

She is a poet and a fab story teller. She is my very good friend. I've known her many years. I pushed her to write her first book on Addison Black that she co wrote with valerie brown...my very good friend Valerie. She has written many books and is another awesome story teller. Valerie know many authors as well...I would trust her with my life.

So Mia walkerdine and valerie brown...ask them both to be your friends. We'll start there. tell them you are nny friend. BTW Mia lives in the UK too.

There are many places tosee how your stories or poems come across to other people...write write write...everyday. And listen to constructive feedback. And always hold on to yoiur dreams.

hey cvheck out...rachel green too...on my blogroll. She is a fab writer and lives in the UK as well.

More to say to you babe...but mostly I wanted you to meet them...

keep writing and build your folder with stories and poems.

ciao honey xxx

Indigo said...

Spiky ~ Thank you so much for all this fab info. I'm signing off now but I will become friends with these women you've mentioned to me. I will follow my dreams.. I will get in contact with Mia, Valerie and Rachel. How can I ever thank you ? Cheers babe ~x~

Casdok said...

Good for you :)

Indigo said...

casdok ~ Thank you :-)

nitebyrd said...

OMG! This is wonderful! And a special (((HUG))) to Spiky for giving you an additional boost.

Your poems and erotic writings are very good and should definitely be shared with a wider audience.

Indigo said...

nitebyrd~ You've just put a huge smile on my face :-))))) thank you. Yes I'm in the process of starting a new adventure... it's not going to be easy, but the goals in life never are, but if we want to succeed .. and I do, then I'm more than prepared to work my ass off to get to my destination..I can't thank spiky enough & you

Giles English said...

Oh, I see. I think your best bet is not to be pigeon holed in the erotica category. Write literary fiction, or SF with an erotic theme - every read Jacqueline Carey or Ricardo Pinto?

Indigo said...

Giles English ~ Thanks for dropping by. No I haven't read either of those .. but I have heard of them. You think this would be a better direction to take? That's very interesting, and I will take it into consideration

Giles English said...

It depends what you want out of your writing, and how much your eroticism is wrapped in context.

Read the authors and decide for yourself...

Good luck!

Indigo said...

Giles English ~ Thank you for your advice, I shall read these authors and have a long hard think about what you've told me... thanks.