So…it is March! We are almost a quarter of the way through 2012…eeek! The past couple of months seems to have passed in a flash. I can account for the way I have spent my days and have certainly made progress with my main resolution: to release my debut book. You guys are my loyal readers and supporters so I thought it only right that you should be first informed about the way I am going about this book release. I would appreciate your feedback and guidance in terms of the plans I have made. I sincerely do trust your opinions and value your input. Without your feedback and conversation on this blog, I do not know how the project would have come together so quickly. Thank you!
So let me start by explaining the purpose and origin of the book. It is called ‘Finding Me’ and documents through poetry and blog posts, the decision I made to write down and analyse my experiences of love. I talk about romantic and familial love. I am intimate and vulnerable with my expression because the poems were not originally written to be shared. I simply wrote my thoughts and feelings the best way I could and hoped to make sense of this emotion that had driven people to extremes.
To my surprise I discovered that the way I experienced and viewed love affected me as a person. I saw that my bitterness and confusion led me to be a hard and guarded person, constantly having to prove myself to others. However as I grew I understood that people make mistakes and will hurt me. With this understanding I learned how to love purely, forgive, not hold grudges and truly love me by freeing myself from bitterness and trying to get people back for wrongs. I found me!
The launch date is: Wednesday 25th April 2012 7pm – 9pm. I have planned for the night to be an evening of poetry, theatre and live music. The theme of the night is pure love and so all the productions are engineered to encourage people to review their definitions of love. It will be an interesting evening to say the least.
The only thing remaining is for me to finalise the book trailer.
Let me know your thoughts. What is your definition of love and how would you get people to experience it visually?