Hector Released, At Last!

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Had the book release party for my slender book of poems, Hector, on Thursday Dec 5th at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. We sold out of the books we brought with us, so that’s a good sign.

Meanwhile, I’m back at work on Blood Down the Bones wanting a 2020 release date.  Z. sourced another online + brick and mortar book seller to carry Blood Rain as is, no edits necessary. Yay!

Starting Where You Are

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“Gary’s Eyes are Gone”  conte drawing Chloe Cocking  Gary’s eyes are gone, jury’s out on whether mine are, too . Photo Chloe Cocking

It seems to me that creative or artistic development has intimate links with self-development.

To the degree that I am not writing and painting, I am not being with myself. (Cue the distinction between be-ing and do-ing). I spend a certain amount of time resisting my own muse by doing. I dunno why.

The upshot is I am often not a human being, I’m a human doing. I run around Getting Thing Done ™- things that I don’t actually want to do, things that probably don’t matter, things that get me nothing and waste the ‘good’ hours of the day.

So I read this and found things in there I liked, including this remark:

You always start with where you are and work from there no matter what stage you’re at or how much work you’ve already done

I think this is as close as I am going to get to a New Years resolution- Chloe, start where you are.

Hello 2016 and a quote

Hello 2016! This year DWSG will publish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Something to think about:

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious” – Carl Jung