Thursday, May 21, 2020

Pierwalker Log: May 21, 2020

Writing start: 9:47
Finish: 3:20
Total new words (est.): 800 + 1 new poem
Edited (est.): 4100

1. Book Three Melody: 400 new words
Notes: It is always very difficult for me to write chapters where something tragic happens to a character I love. It is very difficult to be unsparing in my language, to describe what I see, and to feel their pain.

2. Laurie: Off till 5/27

3. Conversations With God: Released!
Notes: I've got a new series out!

These are poems I wrote originally--and extemporaneously--here on the blog. This collection features ones I wrote in 2016 - 17, but only recently got around to editing fully and releasing. As with my Fractalverse poetry, these are poems of protest and reflection.

Some come with original photography and artwork. Some don't. There are twenty-four in all, ones I think you'll very much enjoy.

As I've said many times before, poetry is my way of releasing in a moment all the pent-up outrage and disbelief and disgust I feel so many times towards those who feel no compunctions whatsoever destroying our planet or our democracy. Sometimes I don't feel that anger; sometimes I feel something akin to a prayer, especially when I consider the beauty of the world around me. Those are less frequent, and are more difficult to write. It's like the verbiage crowds the front of my brain, and it's almost impossible sometimes to pick the words I want.

Thanks for reading!

4. Fractalverse: Volume Six: 1 new poem
Notes: This volume has been all protest so far. This one is an angry rant at Trump supporters and the like.

5. Dread Pirate Roberts 2: Fourth primary edit of chapter eight

6. The White City (Slum): 400 new words
Notes: More description porn.

7. Firefly: Edited what I've written so far in chapter fifteen.

8. Dreamcatcher: Off till 8/1

Transcribing Montaigne: Off