Wednesday, August 15, 2012

An Intro, I Suppose

I've been writing poetry since I was a little over 10 years old. I wrote about love at first and have skirted around the issue ever since. In a way, Rose Colored Lenses; Jaded Prescription is my rediscovery of love poetry. This collection makes me wonder if I do have a hidden hopeless romantic side to me.

At first, I intended to write about the often-discussed friendzone, and even though I touched up on some of the same feelings felt while friendzoned, this collection turned into something more like unrequited love. I'm very thrilled to present this collection to the world, and hope that everyone can connect to one or more stages of love in the poems.

This is my first book of poetry and at this point I want to add some disclaimers. No matter how similar these situations may appear to those that know me, they're not anything they claim to be. OK, maybe that wasn't clearly written. These situations do not depict actual situations, conversations, and or feelings related to my life. It's a crossbreed of fact and fiction. Truth, lies, and everything in between.

I want to thank my alpha and beta readers for helping refine this book. I love you all and can't thank you enough for the endless nights of pondering over yet another love poem. I promise the next poetry book I write will not be about love.

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  1. Congratulations, Sopphey. You should be most proud of yourself for having written so much into a beautiful collection of poetry. I really enjoyed your disclaimer about how the poems do not depict actual situations. The rubric of the imagination is most powerful.

    I hope you get lots of sales. Don't forget to post this to Google+ and Twitter. You may also wish to have a book signing (along with POD copies) in your hometown. Then, you can be celebrated as a local author!

    1. Thank you. I do feel pretty proud, and it feels good!

  2. best of luck. and no need for disclaimers. if they love you they'll deal with it. :)

  3. A beautiful project that has been beautifully accomplished. I agree with Bolton, that whoever loves you, will deal with it :-) And I also like the disclaimer - it's so cute to remind readers that love poetry is not landscapes or people photography, in fact. <3