Since I’m self-publishing my collection, I had control over the design. Being the artsy fuck that I am, I made the cover myself!
It has just the right amount of discordance to convey the discomfort that I feel is so present in each poem.
Anyway, here we go! No sense dillydallying.
It’s just a thumbnail. But I’m very, very pleased with it. I designed the compass by hand from sketches and then to a digital rendering, and the background is from hand-marbled paper that I scanned and messed around with. I’m proud of how the design ties into the poems without being overt.
Next up will be the pre-order links! They’ll be coming fairly soon for both ebook and paperback through Amazon KDP and CreateSpace.
September is gone and it doesn’t really feel like autumn yet because of the outrageous heat wave we experienced in Southern Ontario. Climate change is awful, everyone. I will not survive this kind of heat on a daily basis in the future, ugh.
Anyway! I didn’t really get up to much in September. It feels like I kind of drifted through the weeks.
A celebration: I signed up for both driver’s ed and a mindfulness CBT program! Driver’s ed has gone well (2 more classes) and the MCBT program starts in the middle of October and goes to the end of the year.
A change: My medication was increased, thankfully.
A conflict: I struggled with time management and am still feeling awful about it.
A relief: I did more exercise this month!
A regret: I didn’t achieve any of the writing goals I set for myself.
A random memory: I saw my eye doctor for a check-up, since I needed a new prescription, and forgot he was verrry attractive. My eyes are also in great shape, and I get new lenses and frames on October 3. But anyway, my ophthamologist is a real looker.
October is my favourite month, even if it also has the anniversary of my rabbit’s death. I’m feeling a little optimistic about this month. I have a new planner, I have a lot of goals, and my medication is doing wonderfully at keeping me motivated and focused. (Now, at least; it’s been a week and a half on the increased dosage and I’m just now getting into the flow of things.)
My birthday is on Friday the 6th, by the way. 😉