Wow! What a month! I have revised my newest work in project–Land of the Shadows–for the second time. I am hopeful that my betas will love the changes. I can’t wait to send it in to my publisher once it has been polished this last time. This book truly has so much of me in it, that I feel like I am opening up a wound for the world, but sometimes the best written things are the ones that come from the heart, so I am willing to take the chance. The people who are nearest and dearest to me might find themselves hidden between the pages too. I can’t say that the other two books–In Flames and In Rapture–were even loosely based on people I know. Those characters, they lived and breathed without any assistance. (Speaking of In Flames, it’s free Monday and Tuesday this week on kindle. Make sure you download your copy, if you haven’t already had the chance.)
I feel like I have accomplished a lot this month, so I’m very proud of what I’ve done. I’m inspired by the warmer weather heading our way and since it is poetry month, I am leaving you with a poem I wrote in High School. It’s short and sweet.
Lions and Lambs
by Elissa Daye
In like a lion, out like a lamb,
The whipping winds, freezing hands.
Noses, ears, and cheeks now red.
The tyrant winds, wounding heads.
But, soon the wind will calm,
With no more blood-shot, freezing palms.
And in the days that now will follow,
This lion’s hate a lamb will swallow.
A joyful sun in times of laughter.
That peaceful lamb, Spring comes after.
Have a great week all!