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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Am No Book Cover

I posted at Triond today.  It has been awhile since I've taken or had creative time to do so.  But, today I found a sudden inspiration. It didn't take me very long.

I Am No Book Cover

I read back through it several times forward and backward to proof it.

Then, right before I hit publish, I made one itty-bitty change.  Reread and it all was great.  Hit publish.  Five minutes later (that was quick) I received the confirmation email that it had already been published at authspot.com under the poetry section.

I click the 'view it here' button only to discover that I stumbled, though ever so slightly, over my words.  In that last, itty-bitty change.  *SIGH*  Attention to detail.  I know I did this recently in a hurry to get my CWCG #1 published but with those I always know I can go back and review them again and I do, on my blog.  Because proofing it on my blog is always a realistic view and things stare discrepantly at me in that view [insert reminder to read through the PREVIEW mode].

I do have to take time to slow down.  Walk away, come back and review again.  I could have it re-assigned (and admit my fault) but they aren't crazy about that concept.  I had to do a re-edit one time and I felt immature for having left the error there.  Though, this is not to say there aren't other writers there who don't proof well before hitting the publish button.  There are MANY.

Anyhow, it gives resonance to my poetic story.  I Am No Book Cover.  So do not judge me because I stumbled in my proofing.  You do not know me.   One cannot assess all that is me because of one little glitch.  This was just part of today's page...part of today's words that worked their way from my mind, into my fingers, playing a soft and kind tune across the keyboard and appearing in print for the world.

I Am No Book Cover.  Go read me and find out why. ;-)

Happy TUESDAY y'all!!!!


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3 comments:

Audra said...

What a GREAT poem! I loved it! And great concept too. So true. You articulated it well. I especially liked the part about the story that is still being told. Love, love, love it! Good job!

-A

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Thanks! I was walking through the house pondering about who I am to different people and this just wrote itself across the screen of my mind. ;-)

Melissa said...

Great poem!

Even without the "preview" button, chances are there will always be something about your writing you want to change. But you have to know when to let it go and just be.

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