After an incredible night watching the incomparable Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley do their thing downtown St. Louis, my focus became clear. I am focusing all my energy on making writing my profession instead of just my passion. Truly, this has been a dream-in-progress for several years with me sending out feelers to the best writers I know for review and feedback. Their excitement and advice, plus the absolute feeling of belonging brought clarity.
Writing has always been the way I process the world, process my emotions, but I never considered it a possible future for myself until I took these major steps:
1. I made writing a practice, an organized habit.
2. I began submitting my work to professional publications (more information on that can be found here).
3. Performance is just as important as ever. Poetry events are not easy to find, but they are out there. I am finding them and starting to speak my words to crowds.
As dates and important announcements arrive, I will keep you guys posted!