Write what you (wish you didn’t) know

Sometime in the hopefully near future, I want to write and publish another poetry collection, this time about not fitting in and learning to accept yourself.

I have a friend whose daughter is an amazingly wise and mature soul, but the girl hasn’t fully realized it yet. It baffles me that kids are mean to her when I think she’s super cool. Cool kids aren’t supposed to be picked on.

That spawned the idea for a book of poetry (and maybe short stories or anecdotes about my own life) to help teenagers and other kids realize that being themselves is more important than fitting in to whatever cookie-cutter mold is currently in style.

I’ll have to really polish my writing and make it the best I can do, because I think this needs a traditional publisher for wider distribution.