Surviving The Dream

I hate the business of writing

the commerce of word craft

the tedium of publishing

the deadlines imposed

 

I hate the word count

the editing and proofing

the book signing travel

and agents exposed

 

I hate the promotion

each workshop and fair

the reviews and the podcasts

the bookstores that sell

 

But I love the writing

when the words come together

releasing my spirit

—my fortune to tell

 

(The New Room: January, 2022)

 

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