Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Separation: Possibly In The Works

Okay, before everyone starts getting too worked up, I am NOT talking about my recent Life Event.

Is everyone calmed down now?  Okay, good!

Gather around and let me tell you a story.

Around the age of eleven (going into twelve) a lot of things started happening.  Certain truths started coming out as it pertained to my mother and father.  I was subjected to a lot of bullying as well as the reality of how distrustful people could be.  I started becoming less extroverted and more introverted, and from all of that is where Queen of Spades originally emerged.

She was initially my catharsis only.

At that time, I didn't have any intention of sharing her thoughts with anyone else, yet as the years went on, my writings became very honest--some darker than others.  Then, some of my teachers stated that I had great talent and that I should share it with the world.

Even then, I wasn't one hundred percent certain but I still kept writing.

While I was in college, I met up with people who liked writing as much as I did, and I soon got introduced to some of the writing communities on line.  Two of the major ones I was a part of Fireseek and International House of Poets.  I'm not going to delve into the history of everything, but that experience opened my eyes up to all different types of talents as well as various eccentricities and egos--all welcoming and intense at the same time.

After things occurred with the Internet writing communities, Queen was still writing, but she had gotten back into the mode of not sharing.  Yet I had hundreds, even thousands of writings, and trying to decide what to do with them.  Eventually, I decided to put one collection in print, which became Spaded Truths.  Queen was just happy to be published, and neither one of us was really thinking about the larger picture.

It was only after I did the second collection, Private Pain, that I wanted to go deeper.

Was Queen really just for catharsis or did Queen have a deeper purpose?  

I realize with the publication of Reflections of Soul that Queen of Spades has a lot more to say, but unlike before, she is willing to share.  If she can help one person with any of her writings, then it has done her soul a world of good.  That all of the pain and the lessons possess a purpose.

Queen's accomplishments have been meshed with No Labels Unleashed.  However, I do think the time is approaching for there to be a separation--for Queen of Spades to stand on her own.  She wants to branch into different projects--short story writing, even a bit of comedic fiction as well as some autobiographical stuff.  All of that writing deserves its' own spotlight.

In the coming months, you will begin to see a separation between Queen of Spades and No Labels Unleashed.  There's no need for sadness--only joy.

Just stay tuned.  


1 comment:

Reggie said...

Hey....we all grow and some of us do actually evolve.