So, I nearly forgot that it’s one of my favorite months, April, and that means it’s NaPoWriMo! In addition to writing one story a week this year I am also participating in NaPoWriMo. Last year’s NaPoWriMo is currently being drafted for a poetry collection, and that along with the work I produce this month will be the culmination of that collection. Therefore, I’m not particularly sure I can post the poems again this year, which I’m a bit sad about.
Nonetheless, I will post the titles of each poem that I produce each day. I think that may be a good measure. I also will start updating you on how my story a month process is going, which it’s going pretty well. I have several short stories I have developed and I’m looking forward to writing and editing more.
Regarding my reading, I’ve been doing a lot of research for my poetry collection and I have several books coming in today that I’m very much looking forward to pouring through. I’m now reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Last week, I finished reading the detective classic by Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and I’ve been thinking of Sam Spade since! In keeping with the detective theme, I will be reading with the Mystery Writers Association of America this Saturday in my lovely city of Chicago. We’re going to read detective and mystery stories at a local pub and I’m looking forward to spending time with some wonderful writers.
In other news, Burial Day Books will be participating in the Pop-Up Book Fair at the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park this Saturday. This spring is already turning out to be very busy, but busy is good. http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/events/pop-book-fair-hemingway-museum-oak-park