Poetry Collection Cover Reveal

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.

A grey and blue compass on a green and blue high-contrast marble background that reads "Compasses and Other Ornaments of Direction" by Coryl Reef

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.

Month In Review: September 2017

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. 😉