December 2007

Monthly Archive

Exquisite corpse chapbook update

Posted by on 31 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: poetry

So far, Doug and I have collected 17 corpses. We are aiming for 20. We are currently undecided on a title, but we do have a few ideas for a cover. In the meantime, here’s another exquisite corpse to tide you guys over:

Her sweetness was immense like an overflowing cup
Full breasted Earth Mother Denine
Father Sky looks like a big fat cat
With teeth that bite but never tear the flesh
Pawing towards knowledge of the infinite
But sometimes nerves are hit
And they can sting
But thankfully the pain lasts only a millisecond
I was still swaying to the rhythm as the drums stopped
The steady restless
And quieted like an abrupt locomotive
The dance was over, but I was still moving
Alone with myself, and clearly improving
My ability to live, dream, and see beyond the surface
Fortells the depths of my unmanifested visions through space and time
We are what we aspire to be

Here’s another one:

As her heart was thumping wildly in her chest
The image of a long forgotten village came to focus
And the mental image would never be forgotten
Stuck in my mind, already rotten
Slimy cabbages and wilted lettuces, the produce of decomposition
The compost of a new generation
Sprouts saplings of varying verdant vines
Twisting around their pinky fingers
The strand of life came undone
I’d catch hell and you would too
We’d keep it in a jar we’d both cherish and detest simultaneously
The bipolarity reaches a climax
And the superego bridges the poles
A titanium bridge in the making


Posted by on 31 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: status updates

As one of my last acts of the new year, I have officially sent back the book to the publisher.  We should be receiving the first corrected copy sometime in the next month or so.  I’d like to thank everybody for their continued patience with this process.  It will all turn out right in the end, come hell or high water.

Corrections sent off to the publishers

Posted by on 23 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

We will be mailing the corrected copy to the publishers this week.  I really appreciate your patience with this process.  It would have been done sooner, but life has been throwing a lot of curve balls towards us as far as physical illness is concerned.  Jen, Doug, Adrianna, and myself have had some form of serious illness that we’ve had to work through, but thankfully nothing will escalate.  As usual, I’ll keep you updated on everything.

Aftermath of proofreading

Posted by on 06 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: status updates

We have completed the proofreading.  There was a total of 34 errors that need to be corrected, not including those spacing errors that I mentioned in the last blog.  I am going to contest the latter changes, because this was not my doing and I don’t want to have to pay an extra $50 to correct these items.  The next time I blog, I will inform you of when we officially receive the corrected book.  Until then, sit tight.