Book cover by Kali Monroe of Fancy Face Kreations
This is a bit of an update regarding one of the projects I'm putting the final touches on, entitled Reflections of Soul.
Reflections of Soul is one of my shorter poetry collections totaling about 56 pages. After hearing such positive feedback from two fellow writers, Angela Lykebudda White and Andrew Boyd, I decided to make CreateSpace my first spot for distribution of this work.
However, I am saddened that there's no hardcover option through them. I admit I have a soft spot for hardcovers (nice play on words there), so a part of me may still entertain Lulu (who I did my first two works with) just to have that option of hardcover.
I'm waiting to hear back from CreateSpace. As soon as everything is finalized, I will share information on how to get your copy of this work.
I would like to give so much thanks to Kali Monroe of Fancy Face Kreations. No, she and I have never met face to face (this has to get rectified soon), but I feel a definite closeness to her. She has such a vibrant, honest energy about her, and she is creative gold with everything she touches. I am blessed to have her in my corner.
The more detailed description can be found on Queen of Spades' blog--A Queen's Ramblings. I will be taking excerpts from it to give a more detailed synopsis of how this particular writing came into formation.
Background from A Queen's Ramblings:
...It has been about seven years since I've actively published. Private Pain, although I think the work was needed and necessary, proved to be a lot more exhausting on an emotional scale than originally anticipated. I felt extremely exposed, and I wasn't sure if I would be that comfortable in sharing in that way again. I did that work, and there were so many things going on in the background. It was a miracle that work even made it into print.
...Once my long term relationship ended, I was running on below E, yet I didn't know how long it would take for me to even get back to where I was, much less at E. I had lost so much of who I was, and then I wondered if I ever defined who I was to begin with.
Before the relationship became an unstable roller coaster, there was a great deal of inspiration. This drove me to compose a collection inspired by the writings of this other person. These pieces were written in the span of about three months back in the year 2003. After the disillusion of the bond in 2008, I debated as to whether to destroy these pieces, since I could not look at them in the beginning without all of the negative things flowing back in.
Each time I started to, a voice would say, "Queen, don't do it."
...One day, earlier this year, while doing a bit of Spring Cleaning, I discovered the collection again. This time around, I didn't feel the anger or the twinge of pain. I just felt an appreciation for the work and was glad for the inspiration behind it. I realized I still had things I wanted to say. I also realized the only way I could really put things behind me was to go ahead and publish the work.
I am glad for the reemergence. Thanks to everyone who has supported me.
Enjoy your weekend!