Today I have gone through the first round of eliminations. I now have a sack of poems that will definitely not make the book. I also have a sack that will possibly make it in if multiple themes become apparent. After this post, I will separate them by ones that need editing and ones that don’t. Wow, almost two months in three days. I was hoping to be further along in the process. But sometimes, life gets in the way. As long as I don’t let the ball drop down to the floor, I should be fine.
When your free time is limited and filled with craziness, you start to feel as if you will never get it done.
I also miss the encouragement of one person, the driving force of my writing, the one who understood what it means to me. Finding that kind of faith that drives you in someone else is more of a struggle than the writing. I can write. Sort of. I think. I just don’t have a reason to. So why should I even try to edit my book?
I know this feeling will pass. I’m just giving it some room to get over itself.
Christina D. Rodriguez
A Latinx poet and entrepreneur who blogs about poetry, music, writing, and life.
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