Monday musings

I know that I usually post poetry on Monday, but the last week has been a rough one for me and creating. Between a death in the family, that hit rather hard, and general aches and pains… This week has been a lot of “couch time”…basically me and my television have seen more of each other than I ever do.

There is always a little slow down after I publish a new volume. When I wonder if I am foolish and vain for publishing. When I acknowledge that I don’t do well with pushing the books that I already have out. When I wonder who I would be if I didn’t write. When the idea scares me, so I try to force it… And end up scraping a few really bad foced starts. This is the first month after I publish a new volume.

Then, I start actually calming down… Realize that I don’t have to sell it. I have written it. I have put it out into the world so that it can be seen. I have done my part. It is my job to write, not to force anyone to read it. Those who are meant to be be my readers will find it, as long as I keep sharing. Which I have been doing a bit more of. I have been putting my poetry on graphics and putting more on my blog, and Instagram. I have a public album on Facebook and a board on Pinterest. In the meantime what that time of panic and reflection often means is that I have nothing worth sharing today, except for the view of my weirdo neurotic mind. Some like that view though, so I decided to share.

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Thursday Tea Party

Today is two days of less sleep than necessary… So today I am drinking monster (I love the ultra violet zero). Add in the passing of someone I once knew… Yeah, I think it is a good idea to do something different today.

I want to direct you towards a book I am currently obsessed with…. Winnie’s Courage(Back to Oz book 1).

It is a really good story that travels through quite a few lands of fantasy. The characters are strong. And it has a interesting view of quite a few favorite literary characters. And I am only half of the way through.

It’s by a fellow author, Jess Reece. Guys , I am so in awe of her! She writes amazing stories, she draws gorgeous art, she makes beautiful polymer clay stuff. She is so cool! 😍

Tomorrow, I will be posting another bit of Serena’s Kingdoms of Sin. It is coming along nicely.

Whispers of the muse is live on more places. The preorder for Inspiration Without a Home is still going on until the 30th. After that the link is the same to buy the book. You can still get Under the Mists, as well. Not a link post, just wanted to be sure that the most recent books get extra time in the light.

I have been getting a good bit of new followers lately. I want to welcome all of you. Please feel free to comment. I love interaction of any kind. Whether it always suits the post or not.

Don’t forget to check out the blog of Fae Corps Publishing. We are doing Daily prompts in September to celebrate the upcoming poetry anthology Faery Footprints. The deadline for submissions is the 30th. We are so excited for this, as the submissions so far have been amazing.

Sketchtember has been happening all over my social media. This year I am staying busy. Doing Sketchtember, Inktober, Nanowrimo. By December I am going to be tired. 😂

What would you like to see on this blog? I am flying by the seat of my pants here, so feedback would help me to keep the good stuff coming up.

September Links

Ok, I know that the link post isn’t due until next week. However, Whispers of the Muse is releasing (it’s in the process of publishing now) and there is a preorder for Inspiration Without a Home. That means that I should be doing a release week link post. So I decided to do a combined effort.

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Books I was involved in Editing /publishing:

Under the Mists:

{Also has a story from Serena.}
(www.books2read.com/underthemists)

My main links :
Come see me on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/pattimouse)

my author page on Amazon
(https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Harris/e/B012U5ZRD2)

My storenvy store
(https://www.storenvy.com/stores/1172892-serenity-studios-ooak)

My books:

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A Pocketful of Poetry
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB1np

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Creative Juices
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/ydgqoept

<Paperback>
https://tinyurl.com/y9s5xrom

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/3J8AKK

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word play
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<Mobi>

<Paperback> http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Sacks of Wit
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bWzaKM

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Pip the Pup
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<Everywhere Else> https://www.books2read.com/u/bWzaKM

<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Life Drops
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<Mobi>

<Paperback >

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4DlaNP

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Wayward Dreams
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m2vjer

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Prompted Prose
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/mqua3so

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/boZzGv

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Dream Webs
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/38rNMZ

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Literary Drops
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/md0eWy

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Word Petals
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<Mobi>

<Paperback >

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Soul’s Door
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everything Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47ZpYE

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Music for the soul
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980990573/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KgKwBbF0F9934

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bQ9o9w

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Poetry Kisses
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717918581/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ObKwBbE57D724

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47Zpx8

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Temporal Verse
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<Everwhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4jDOR2

<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1386556556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Fs2UBb8RTBX47

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Soul Drops
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m0g5QY

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Spilled Verse
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<mobi> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXLYKQP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d7GqCbCJRMQ2X

<paperback> https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794353003/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_krXqCb4AFYYK4

<Everywhere Else>
https://books2read.com/u/3LGr6X

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Dream Drips
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<Mobi> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RVCCP82/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_knK3Cb4YPT96N

<paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://books2read.com/u/4Nan7N

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Ink Splashes
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Mobi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TKWHFYV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H2RgDb8WN3M8Y

Everywhere else:

books2read.com/u/bzWEPZ

Paperback : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1076805507/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_s2RgDb5VKF7J3

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Inspiration without a home
https://books2read.com/u/m2rRVG
Whispers of the Muse
https://books2read.com/u/baWGr6

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Serena’s Books
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The Death Of Neverland

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VTCKZ3H

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1729360181/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_StH1Bb9MJD9M5

Draft to digital – https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB5p5

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Rust, Gore, and the Junkyard Zombie

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B7J5FSS

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980471320

Draft 2 digital – https://www.books2read.com/u/47ZAa7

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Well that’s all for now. This link post has grown quite a lot in the last year.

Thursday Tea Party

Morning my lovely friends! What is that? It’s not morning for you? Hmmm well it is morning somewhere… I hesitate to wish you good day, as that seems more like a farewell than a hello.

Either way, welcome to my tea party! Today, I have been having belly issues so I am going with my favourite lemon and ginger tea.

As for the announcements, there is quite a lot going on.

  • Under the Mists is available in Paperback as well as the ebook. Www.books2read.com/underthemists
  • My memoir Inspiration Without a Home is Available for Preorder. https://books2read.com/u/m2rRVG
  • I finished writing Whispers of the Muse. It is in layout and I will announce the link soon.
  • Fae Corps publishing is still taking submissions for Faery Footprints until September 30.
  • For the month of September Fae Corps will be posting a daily prompt for to encourage poetry.
  • I will be doing the sketchtember prompts for my Patreon this year.

Whew, that is a lot of announcements. I am working on doing the abuse playlist on YouTube. I would be glad to provide a link for those who want it, but it is not something that I just want to random post.

Sigh, now I must do the dishes. So I will leave you with a question… What would you like to see upcoming.

Whispers of the muse and title reveals.

So I am approaching the finish line with this volume. I have 10 more poems to write. That means that I hope to be in write mode this week and layout by the weekend.

That means that it is time to reveal the title and cover for the next volume.

The title is Beauty’s Tears.

Keep an eye here for the links once I publish Whispers of the Muse. I have been able to get into the beta for Draft2Digital print. That is going to streamline the links for books from here on out. I don’t think that I can do the older books this way but I can do everything from now out.

Speaking of upcoming books…

I have been working on a memoir… At first I was going to publish it under a pen name. I changed my mind and I am going to use my name. It feels more like I am not hiding any more. This is me taking back my voice.

This is the final design for the cover, believe that I shared a idea for it before as a cover design that I had done.