I might have mentioned that I also write poetry. I’ve been looking into self publishing, but I’m consistently annoyed with the available options. Then it hit me – I have a damn mac. Why am I not just churning this out myself? It’s well within my capability to produce chapbooks, and to hand-bind them. I had entertained the idea of doing them by hand (AHAHAHHAHAHHAA. No, wait. AHAHAHAHAHAHAA!) but I have other things to do.
When I’m in doubt on something, especially something creative, I ask myself “what would my wild woman do?”. My answer today was that she’d cut out all the bullshit and churn some stuff out. So here we are! I have a ready-for-prime-time, edited collection of poems, and even photos to put with them. I’ll be printing them out (tiny, tiny batches) and most likely stitching them. When this ready, it’s going on the Etsy. You’ll be able to order a fresh batch of poems from your favorite wild woman!
Nuts to waiting, nuts to annoying format gremlins and page limits! I’m doin’ it for myself! I also started playing with mockups for tiny (and I do mean tiny) covers for blank books. These would be about 1.5X2.5 and would be perfect for holding whatever it is you need to write really small and take with you. Wee books of shadows? Micro grimoires? Tiny poems? If you can fit your thought into it, more power to you 😛