Bummed out…

After i submitted, everything i went back and re-read my manuscript for the 3rd or 4th time. I discovered at least 5, or 6 typos. I tried to log back in to re-submit but they won’t let me unitl after the approval process. They are the type of typos, only the Author would notice, where you use the wrong tense of a word, or mistake one word for another- on one page i meant to use the word “singing.” for example but used “signing” by mistake. In another i meant to use the word “balloon” but replaced it with “blue” instead….argh. so annoyed with myself. The bipolar, part of me thinks much faster, than i type, unfortunately.

as a person with a Masters degree i really expect myself to be a more professional writer…but no…i get too excited, hyper on my own steam, i choke at the throttle like in a dream. That just blew my good mood right out of the water, too!!!

Luckily, i have a lap-cat having out with me, or i would feel like a complete failure/ joke.:(

New Promo starts 3/2/13

New Promo starts 3/2/13

New free, promo on my 4th e-book starts march 2-3.
The book is called,”Mythology seen through Metaphor:word salad 1.5″ by Emily Sturgill
You can download it directly off my Authors page or follow this link here:http://www.amazon.com/Mythology-seen-through-Metaphor-salad/dp/1482066831/ref=la_B00B1GC5LY_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362074090&sr=1-2

About latest book:

Usually, once I submit my manuscripts to Amazon’s Kindle store-(for e-books) and to Amazon’s www. Createspace. com-for print on demand paperbacks, it takes them roughly 24-48 hours to approve them. Then i have to pick out my free promotional give-a-way days for kindle.

This new one is called, “Butterfly Rimmed Eyeglasses and the Trouble with Tuesday.”(poems and art) by Emily Sturgill. When it becomes available, just visit, my Authors page, on Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill. This one is a bit longer, 45 pages, and it features color artwork if your e-reading device supports color pictures. The paperback is in color as well, it is 8.5×11, just like all my others. And will be available for purchase first at the Createspace website, but eventually on my Authors page as well.

If it were not for my readers of my blog, I doubt i would have ever even have the courage to try self-publishing. I only have 70-72 readers, but too me that is an awful lot, considering i do not know any of you personally or in real life…Image

already working on another short kindle book

Just started today, i have written eight new poems so far. One of which, i just gave you a sneak-peek at, called Letter to Insanity. I’m not sure what this new one will be called yet, or how long it will take me. I really would love to challenge myself into including some short stories-but that’s a different genre for me, and technically does not flow as naturally as a poem. Some of my poems might even be more like prose or essay than poems, wth, i do not even know. i just write stuff. like a monkey in front of a keyboard, randomly plucking away, as if i know what im going to say ahead of time-ha-not so much.

Long day…

it’s been a real long day..

and my brain feels like its fried,

my mind is filled with random cuss words,

and swears, i just hate everybody today.

ever have one of those days? When everything started, out on

a sour note, flatten,off key-off pitch, and of course it all continued to crash,

down on me, since there, a clang of thunder, a loss of appetite,

a bad mood, which only gets worse, fueled by not enough food,

and too much vice, coffee, smokes, apathy and spice.

Just randomly feeling like i got up off the wrong side of the bed today.

Except, i didn’t. I was fine until you left the house for work, entirely pissed off at me.

I cannot stand it when you are so very angry and critical,

your beautiful blue eyes stab me,

with their glare.

I am left in fragments, scattered like the victim of a hurricane,

i became displaced, by that one angry, evil

look on your face.

I let it ruin my entire day. and it’s not fair, it was not even an argument,

like grown ups have. Instead it was you, getting pissed off and leaving in a huff and a rush.

I have that angry look you gave me imprinted visually onto my brain- like the X on a pirates map. Instead, of treasure, i get to know, i somehow effed up and wronged you again…is it any wonder why i could not even eat any food today? 

You left me in shambles, and in low-self-esteem.

When you get mad like that, i feel like a victim, like i am under attack-

Except No, you won’t let me be a victim, because you are way too caught up in always being the injured party, your own self. So no, clearly you are the victim, who i have destroyed with my passive apathy. Real adults i have heard, can talk stuff out without the temper tantrums without all the painful drama. There is something some folks called compromise. But you won’t be familiar with that shit. It’s always your way or the highway. I know this,but i love you despite it.

Surreal

Sirens howling, blaring in the distance,

in the in-between places,

in -between your house and mine,

my world and the next 6 blocks over,

or maybe five?

is somebody dead?

is somebody still alive?

Did somebody have a car crash?

Is there a house, on a city street, engulfed in flames?

Between-the here-and there,

The sirens call, they blare, they scream

an unknown name…

like something strange from a dream.

But usually when i hear that sound,

the swirl, the scream, the panic,

of emergency sirens, fire, or police/woman and men/

i know that there is trouble somewhere afoot.

And then the noise stops as swiftly as it began,

and slowly i forget,

since it was not me, or my family, or even my neighbors,

but the places-the spaces-of the in-between,

5 or 6 blocks off,

when a fire goes down,

how horrible is it,

to stand there, and, just watch?

it’s surreal, to me, how we can just ignore,

the sounds of a siren,

as it screams and howls,

some more.

Dreamcatcher and other poems promo ends at midnight

Dreamcatcher and other poems promo ends at midnight

You only have a few hours left to download a free e-book copy of my latest art and poetry chapbook, “Dreamcatcher and other poems.” By Emily Sturgill (2013) It is roughly 29-30 pages and combines more recent poems and also color artworks.

If you do download its free to keep- but I really would appreciate after your done if you do not mind, leaving me a comment on this blog or better yet a review on my Authors page, see link here: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill

To download the free e-book just visit the same link above, it’s the first book mentioned on my page, i think because it is my most recent one.

I am a beginner to the world of self-publishing, so any tibits of insights or comments would be very useful. I love getting feedback, even if its negative, because that tells me i must have made a wrong turn someplace.