I have some exciting news! The last manuscript, Sweltering Sugar, is 98% complete! Since it's a haiku/short form chapbook, I am a little unsure about format so I want to have a couple of people read it before I can say it's 100% complete. But since that is such a small detail, I can say that it is done.
So that makes manuscript #3. Three manuscripts and a world of possibility. But we all know that I like to make things complicated. What if I decided to combine all the manuscripts together and made a super manuscript? Like when the Power Rangers call all of their zords together and...okay, let's not finish that statement. It dates me. Those familiar get the picture, right?
I want to combine them all and create a full-length poetry collection. I already have a title: Cognition of Her Body.
It was the title of a portfolio I had to make for a poetry class a long time ago. I always loved it and hoped that I could use it one day for something else. Plus since each manuscript shows something different about my body of work, it's also appropriate.
So I can either let Late Night Feelings, Home Sweet Home, and Sweltering Sugar stand on their own or I can combine them and have Cognition of Her Body.
That's a lot to think about. But as I said, we know I am complicated. And I think ahead. I already have the full-length manuscript document put together, just in case.
Also, no change here. Still in the submissions vs. self publishing debate. Either way, now I have a whole new market to look at with the thoughts of a full length collection.
Any thoughts or suggestions about this? Leave a comment below and let me know!