Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Writing

I have written more in the past year than perhaps any before it. And part of that is that I am thinking about books I want to publish, and even coming up with titles for them. The problem is that it will take a long time to get enough to actually make a book. The autobiographical fiction/nonfiction collection I want to call Among Others. The poetry I want to call The End of a Line. I figure I need about 25 short pieces at least for the first collection, and maybe the same amount for the poetry.
I don't know where I would send them... probably I'd start with mainstream university presses, and then try the really small places. But I need to do the rest of the work first.

4 comments:

Rebel Girl said...

That's a good feeling, isn't it - to write so much?

Robbi said...

Yes Reb, but I'm not writing fast enough. I want to finish the books I see coming into shape. I want to finish them and go out and read them on the road. I probably won't get the opportunity to do it, but that's what I want, and I'm impatient.

marly said...

Robinka,
You have the dream in your head and you are on the metaphorical road... that is good.

Robbi said...

Now we'll see whether and how I stay on that road. I've taken long enough!