Graphite and ink.
I can’t live without them. I need to feel a pencil or pen in my hand and hear the scratch of it against the paper. It’s a significant part of who I am.
Most of my writing falls into one of two categories:
Though it wasn’t by design; almost all my stories tend to be high fantasy, science fantasy or urban fantasy in nature.
I’ve been lucky enough to have a few short stories published over the years, but that format isn’t where my heart lies. I can’t say if it’s because I like challenges or because I enjoy getting to know my characters and the world in which they live but I prefer writing novel-length stories.
There’s plenty of ideas swirling around in my head at any given time, but for the time being, I’ve placed all fantasy projects on hold while I concentrate on the poetry effort below.
Much like what journaling is for others, poetry gives me an outlet to understand myself and the world around me. Over the years, I’ve had several pieces published, but overall they were written with no audience in mind.
After a good number of requests and considerable thought, I’ve decided to self-publish a collection of chapbooks about love, life, and writing. I’ve recently sorted all my poems into categories and have begun the process of editing them.