1.16.2019

Poem: "At Song's End" (Part 1 / 3, "Ad Meliora")


At Song's End
Ad Meliora Part I
By: Eve Estelle

1.13.2019

Betas Wanted! This Three-Part Poem Needs Another Pair of Eyes!


UPDATE (1/15/19): All good now on betas! Poem to be published very soon. Thank you!

Gooood evening!

I'll keep this short and sweet, but I'm looking for some fabulous beta readers. I've finished writing a three-part poem piece, and I've stared at it for so long now that my opinion is garbage. I can't spot the many flaws I know are there.

So I need your help.

No beta-reading experience needed. You don't have to be good at poetic analysis. Seriously, the perspective of somebody who has never read a poem in their life is just as valuable to me as the perspective of a poetry connoisseur. If you're interested, you've got the gig.

Only requirement: Be honest! Be ruthless! I can take it, and I need that sort of feedback.

Thank you!! :) I really, truly appreciate it!

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If you'd like to be my beta reader, just leave a comment saying so below (or contact me in some other way), and I'll provide you the link to a Google Doc that contains the entire poem.

From there, you can make suggestions right inside the form, or send them to me via email or social media messages, etc.

1.07.2019

A Post to (Welcome) the New Year


Happy New Year!

2018 has finally come to a close, and personally I find it a bit sad to say goodbye. It was an interesting time -- lot of internal and a few major external changes in my own life, and plenty of happenings going on around it. Got some good writing in, although it's never as much as you hope it will be. :)

Still, I'm happy with the pieces I've churned out this year. I find it exciting that I'm able to write more and more meaningful poems and stories, along with the usual just-for-fun kind. Though my post quantity has decreased, much improvement has been made in terms of quality, and it's been nice to just let posts form as they will, without having to worry about getting enough out and in good time, etc., etc...

Again, it's never as much as you'd like it to be, but I feel pretty balanced at the moment, really.

And it's sweet -- this time last year, I was writing Tidings of Spring. One of my main points of internal conflict at that time was wanting, knowing I should get out into the world -- specifically, the working world -- and simultaneously being far too content with the one I already had. While it would eventually have become a necessary move, it wasn't yet immediate -- which made it difficult, and a mental weight I felt daily.

A year later, I'm in the midst of such a move and having a blast with it. It's not a perfect situation, but it's progress. For now, things are settled. I'm happy, lighter. Ideas are flowing! (Sort of.)

I'm even finally getting to classics I should have read eons ago -- started Harry Potter, paused, but currently I'm reading Tolkien (the Hobbit, with LOTR planned for after). 'Bout time.

Anyway, these New Year posts are always pretty much just reflective and incohesive rambles, but that was my 2018 in a non-comprehensive nutshell. How was yours? What's one memorable moment you have from this year now past?

(Tad late on this, too, but I wanted to get something out and it's not even mid January, yet, so it's still appropriate lol!)

Didn't feel the need to continue my "A New Year's Thank You" title tradition, either. Same content, but time to change it up.

As for other posts, I'm currently working on several new poems, one of which is a three-parter! I'm excited for that. 2/3 parts done, however, final completion date TBD.

Have a safe and brilliant new year! Thanks for spending some of it with me here at EoN.

/salute