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I just recently finished my first poetry book of 100 poems and decided to go the self-publishing route for many reasons. Well, I decided to email one of the biggest influences on my writing, Jennifer Knapp who is a pretty popular singer, and asked her if I could send her a book to look at since she was such a big influence.
Yesterday, I got a response from her that I could definitely send it in to her. I am logical enough to understand that the chances of her reading it are small and her liking it are smaller, but just the chance to send one of my biggest influences a completed copy of my work is humbling and exciting.
On a Saturday, which can be slow, thought i would share a blessing that I was able to receive!
Congrats and good luck. Also big props for asking some of us shy away from pursuing things like that out of fear
You know, that is why i did it, Atomic.
About five years ago, I really tried to stop asking what if something wouldn't work and started asking what if something does work. So, I knew it was a long shot, but I just said hey what if she says yes.
I try my best to always encourage people to change their mindsets and take those risks because you really never know what can happen: whether it is self-publishing, writing, asking your biggest influence for a favor, or any dream.
Thanks for the support, man!
+1. It will go through I am sure. Everybody starts somewhere.
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
Poems can become song lyrics. Did you write any that a smart songwriter could set to music?
I possibly might have some. Part of the problem with mine being converted is the way I use alteration and word choice period. I help co-write a little with my friends band and it always takes me about thirty minutes to get my mind where I can help out. However, there are some that might have an opportunity to be converted, which would rock
Do you eat mushrooms before writing poetry?
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Congrats on pursuing your dream. I hope you will keep us updated on how things turn out. Good luck my friend.
Ha! No, I imagine that the Hunter S Thompson side of me might come out though, and that would be interesting!
Ol dad, thanks man, that means a lot. I get really sketchy when talking about anything that is going on personally with me on the board because i do not want to so egotistical at all.
I must say, then, that you saying that means a lot. it is an odd feeling to see people take a general interest in things you accomplish in your life. Thank you so much.
Congrats. Thanks for sharing your excitement, passion and dreams with us. You are obviously a talented and creative writer. Best wishes and good luck in your endeavors.
lol, I get on here to learn about the Vols and end up with an education on Johnny Depp's friend and Gonzo journalism. Sounds like he was somewhere between Poe and Jimmy Buffett. Thanks for today's educational growth Ewok!!
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