derekfetters

Possible Blog Hiatus

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

Okay, last week I wrote a joke blog entry because I had a migraine and it was April Fool’s Day. But it’s now April 8th, so this one’s for real.

It’s entirely possible that I won’t be updating my blog for the rest of this month. That’s because April is National Poetry Month and several poets have taken upon themselves to also think of it as National Poetry Writing Month, which is the poetry version of the National Novel Writing Month that happens in November. It is also referred to as “30/30” for 30 poems in 30 days. So I’ll be spending most of my writing time this month writing poems.

I’ve already had people ask me why I don’t just post the poems in my blog, but I don’t want to do that because  if I post them on the internet, I may not be able to sell first publication rights for those pieces to a publisher that may be interested in publishing them. So I am currently posting them onto facebook, where only people who are my facebook friends can see what I post there. If I post them here, anyone with an internet connection can see them and publishers may already consider them published as a result, and thus, not so interested in publishing themselves. Make sense?

In any case, I should be back to writing a regular, weekly blog in May.

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  1. It’s almost the end of June. Come back Derek!

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