My first two books, Private Hercules McGraw (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012) and The Journals of Lt. Kendall Everly (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), are books of poetry; yet, unlike most volumes of poetry, poem by poem, each book tells a clear, define story. So yes, I’m a poet, but I’m also a storyteller. Many of my blog posts are vignettes, blurbs that tell short, short stories. More often than not, these blurbs usher me to far away, magical places where knights swings swords, trolls drag knuckles, and dragons spit fire. Thrilled to visit these imaginary realms as often as I can, I’ve begun writing a novel.
I’ve discovered that writing a length story is far different that writing poetry er even short pieces of fiction. It takes more, in my opinion, dedication, more persistence, more endurance. Ironically, however, I still craft this world during short blasts of creativity. After I write a paragraph or two, I abandon my pen, recoup for a day or so, and then wield my pen again.