OMG…what did I just do?

Okay, there’s a secret I’ve been keeping that I think only really Ali knows…and Deb to a certain degree.

But I, I confess, write poetry as well as fiction. However, I’ve never sent any of my poems out to publishers/magazines until today. I can’t tell you why, except that I think I’ve had more confidence in my fiction. Sending out poetry always struck me as nerve-wracking. Not because I didn’t think my poetry was good enough…but, strangely enough, because I didn’t think I could keep track of it like I could keep track of short stories. It seemed easier to lose poems in transit.

Rather than stymie myself I have decided that I’ll just send out the poems in a packet at a time. I’m in no rush for publication with poems…so, I’ve sent of a packet today and I guess we’ll see what happens.

P.S. I realize that I put OMG in my title. Forgive me.

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Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.

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  1. That’s funny. Yeah, the whole fiction vs. poetry mentality is weird. There’s a whole definition thing going on.Cheers on submitting poetry. You’ve got some good stuff that ought to get out there.By the way – when are we getting the scoop on your single-handed writing marathon?

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