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poetry and prose about place

final touches

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So, after a month of organizing and sorting the poems in my ‘forty-years-of-writing bone pile,’ I have three illustrated books of poetry ready for the next step:

‘niche’ – poems about the spaces occupied by plants and animals, including humans, as they search for home. A good friend of mine has written the Foreword for ‘niche’ and I am looking forward to adding his name to the cover.

niche cover pp

‘blueberries and mink: summers on my grandfather’s farm’ – poems about life on the farm and the changes over the years.

Blueberries and mink cover pp

‘ghosts are lonely here’ – poems about abandoned buildings and other elements of the countryside.

ghosts are lonely here cover pp

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Now that I have everything sorted, I know I have more collections to work on, but this is enough for now. My computer is more organized than it has been in years..

The next step in the process is to request Proofs. Once I get these proofs, I will do one more round of edits and make a few final decisions on formatting. Then I will publish them, using KDP. I have no intention of marketing these. I will get enough copies for family and friends who would like to read them.

Requesting Proofs is tricky right now. Amazon has turned its efforts to making and shipping Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). I don’t mind being patient.

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Sample drawings from the three poetry books:

drosera cropped paperback

Dandy paperback

abandoned church

 

All my best

Staying in my bubble!

Jane

Written by jane tims

April 28, 2020 at 7:00 am

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  1. Jane, I entered a comment twice. Each time I clicked “post comment” it asked me to sign in. I did and then the comment appeared to be gone. So here is my comment.

    I love your covers and sketches. Nostalgia and memories rise, especially with “ghosts are lonely” and “blueberries and mink.” “Dandy” feels joyful, “abandoned church” bitter-sweet. I want to open the covers.

    I hope I can be on the family and friends list.

    Rose

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    roseburkeauthor

    April 28, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    • It is very annoying when a process glitch means you lose your comment. i am sorry. You are among the friends and family!

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      jane tims

      April 28, 2020 at 1:25 pm

  2. I love your covers and sketches. Nostalgia and memories rise, especially with “ghosts are lonely” and “blueberries and mink.” “Dandy” feels joyful, “abandoned church” bitter-sweet. I want to open the covers.

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    roseburkeauthor

    April 28, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    • Thanks! When I finish this project I’ll have a neat little set of books. One of the sets will be yours!

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      jane tims

      April 28, 2020 at 1:24 pm

  3. The covers look great and very appropriate for the theme of each books. They engender nostalgia and make me want to sample your poetry.

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    roseburkeauthor

    April 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    • Thanks Rose. When I began, this project seemed overwhelming. But a little planning and perseverance paid off. As my mom always said, “bit by bit.”

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      jane tims

      April 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm

  4. It must be a good feeling to have reached this point!

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    Jane Fritz

    April 28, 2020 at 8:25 am

    • Yes, I am very pleased. Later today I am going to try to get Proofs from Amazon and I will be delighted if they confirm the order!

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      jane tims

      April 28, 2020 at 1:27 pm


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