Quicksilver poetry

Something new I am thinking about. Sometimes I want to jam. Just free verse because I have too much on my mind. It will likely be rambling and not the cleanest verse. But… It will be a good look into who I am behind the edited and clean verse I usually post. This will also not necessarily be the way that the poetry ends in the books. This section will not be scheduled. It will be a whim. And I make no promise of quality….

Thursday Truth

Hi. Alot to cover today…and I am struggling with a migraine, so please forgive me for typos that may occur. Yesterday, I finished writing the poetry for Ink Splashes. I also started the next volume. The title of the next volume is Whispers of the Muse.

I will be working on edits and layout this week. Then next week I should be releasing Ink Splashes. I am also working for Fae Corps this week on the anthology we are releasing, Under the Mists. We have a Publication Date of July 26. We are in the layout/final edit stage there as well. I will tomorrow be posting the promo images we have for Under the mists instead of writing tips due to how covered over in work I am. The last full week in July should also see the release of the summer edition of Creative’s Rising.

I am hoping to next thursday do a release day link page. That is going to require some major layout work this week. I do not know if I will be able to get it done in time. I am going to attempt..I will likely be posting poetry from former volumes for Monday. That saves me from worrying about writing new for it. I will note which volume the poem can be found in.

Thank you all for your support. Now I am going to hide away from the light, as my head is trying to explode.

First Draft Friday

Today I want to talk about the writing process. To be specific, I think that I will talk about the first draft/initial edit. Both adult novels and children’s books have the process in common.

The story must be written. Until it is on my screen, I say screen because I have not used paper in years. I have arthritis and it is harder for me to use pen and paper. I miss it. Still the stories must be told.

Children’s stories are usually my telling my daughter a bedtime story. I have to tell it how it comes out in my head. Then I go back and I clean up the grammar and the story itself. My tagline speaks of a half mad poet. Well, it’s a truth. I am not entirely sane. It makes communications occasionally difficult.

Writing a story is another form of communication. Some days it is easier than others. So, I will often catch in my edits a bit of confusion and have to fix it. That is what the first draft is for.

Looking at my links

Trying to get my books all out on draft2digital. I have all of them on Amazon for both ebook(mobi) or paperback. I am trying to get the layout right for d2d and do some updates on covers and the like. I do all of the covers for me and for Serena. I am working with a couple of other authors, so I may be doing some for them as well.

This is what’s out for all editions.
Will post for each as i finish them. All Books will have three links. Amazon with two links and then one for everywhere else.

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A Pocketful of Poetry
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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009XG5FKW/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

paperback – https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1515266451/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521488269&sr=8-1&keywords=Pocketful+of+poetry+by+Patricia+Harris

Eveywhere 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

Everywheree else: https://www.books2read.com/u/3J8AKK

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word play
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https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B0196XVPTQ/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

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 – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-wit-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B010RXNR8G/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

paperback –

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Pip the Pup
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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pip-Pup-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009KS4U4U/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516920694/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

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Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6142704

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4G8PJL

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Tales-Princess-Lost-2/dp/1539455718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1478895558&sr=8-1

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Life Drops
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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGIK8G6

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6502919
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Wayward Dreams
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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTTIJEP

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6751392

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Prompted Prose
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Mobi – https://tinyurl.com/mqua3so

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/7014493

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Dream Webs
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Mobi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CT1865

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Literary Drops
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Mobi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P4Q88K

Paperback- https://www.createspace.com/7725660

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Word Petals
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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078W69TRH

Paperback -https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983671029
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Soul’s Door
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Mobi –

Paperback –

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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

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Poetry Kisses
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Mobi –
Poetry Kisses https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FXXBBNX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kbKwBb5718E54

Paperback –
Poetry Kisses https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717918581/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ObKwBbE57D724
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Temporal Verse
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Various locale – https://www.books2read.com/u/4jDOR2

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4QFSK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IcSUBbR3R36WC

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1386556556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Fs2UBb8RTBX47
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Nerves and reality 

So I decided that I need to step back for a day or so from my projects in progress.  I do this so I can get perspective on the story.  So I returned to another project,  a game world idea for D20 rpg.  I set up the pen name for the project a while back.  As it happens,  this project got sidelined due to life getting busy,  and the fact that I was writing on my phone.  This made the project in question so much harder.  The other stories were not as layout oriented in the writing.  So I am now able to use my laptop,  and I really have no reason why I should not put it into my current projects. 

So I transferred what was done and realized that I have barely scratched the surface of what needs to be done with this.  So I started to do it and the networking to be seen… And now I am sitting here laughing at my impetuous nature.  The other projects will likely be ready for the editor in two months or less.  This one is not likely to be available for at least six.  I am being a wee bit optimistic about it.  So I will be busy writing if I want to release everything this year. 

Upcoming releases 

           Well,  I am on a ball.  So I have been considering what I should do with “Death of Neverland ” and the other Novella “Madness & Truth” that I nearly have done.  Mind you both are releases from Serena Mossgraves.  I have put in a good bit of thought.  While I am fine with releasing a Novella for the Kindle as a stand alone,  doing such for paperback is not something I feel comfortable with.  However,  I will release a paperback with both Novellas instead.  

Likely to be released around the same time as Madness & Truth.  I will do a update closer to the release.  I was merely wanting to share the cover idea for now.  Madness & Truth should be ready for the editor by the end of June.  I will be hopefully able to release it by the end of July.  Check back for further information as I am able. 

Not writing, Relaying

I call myself a writer…Still in truth for many of my stories…that title is inadequate. The stories and the characters within take on a life of their own.  They are telling me the story, which I then relay to my readers. I know it is often how writers see their work, But last night it was driven home to me. I have a premise for a story. I have written at least the bare bones of it’s beginning. Enough to where the story and it’s characters are ready to really talk to me. I gave it a temporary title, one I knew would change before it was said and done. I have to title my work so I can tell it from the poetry I write on just file level. So my stories will sometimes have a bland descriptive title to just start with. Well last night, coffee in hand and music on, I opened the document to write. I drew a blank. The only thing that my mind kept focusing on was that the title was wrong. I really tried pushing the story and to my frustration only typed gibberish. So I have a wonderful story idea. Rich with Sci-fi goodness. A strong Heroine with a rich descriptive history. A plot that is strong and a monster that will be interesting…and I am not able to tell it for the fact that the temporary title isn’t the right one. *Headdesk* Yes I am insane….

Of course then i was trying to explain my frustration on my author page on Facebook, with my head pounding from the frustration, and I believe managed to condense what can be a really good story to like five sentences of garbage. In general I hate writing the synopsis anyway. I honestly have a hard time condensing a full story into a “Blurb”. Especially without spoiling the whole thing. So, note to self….no explaining your story when the story itself is refusing to talk to you.   You end up reinforcing the perception that you are insane and only causing your frustration to increase.