HER OLIVES: Top Six Behind the Scenes Facts

Hello Poetteers,

Her Olives comes out tomorrow!! Here are some behind the scenes:

1. Other titles I was thinking of was JASMINE AND OLIVES, JASMINE AND HER OLIVES or HER OLIVES.
2. My sister almost made a cover for the book.
3. It took me three years to write all the poems. Poems require inspiration not force.
4. My drafts went from a collection of poems in order they were written to a story. Then back to a different order of collection will see when the book is released!
5. Until two months before publication I was still adding poems. The gray area of advantage and disadvantage of self publishing.
6. This was mostly inspired through twitter. The other half is my mind. I didn't meet anyone hinted in my poems. Except for my dad and grandmothers obviously. 


Now onto the blessings of the week:

• Had an awesome weekend on twitter with the Love-a-Thon.
• My mom's homemade bread.
• Last but not least the wake up calls/reality checks God gives us with all these news of death. May He protect us all, ameen!


Love and thank you, Fida

Comments

Zee said…
Well done girl, keep it up 😀