Candlelight Books


Took last year off to write a novel. I figured the longer I waited, the less likely I would ever write one. Been busy working on the third draft of The Fiddler’s Sonata, so I’ve kinda neglected blogging. My first love is still poetry though. Jotted down some lines for two poems and plan to sit down soon and work on them.

Speaking of poetry, my poem, “The Mad Fiddler of Glencolumbskille” was published in the fall issue of Fiddler Magazine, published and edited by Mary Larsen.

When I’m not working on the revisions (a rather dreary business), I’ve been reading a lot of fiction and writing book reviews in the hopes of earning a little filthy lucre. So far, I’ve written a handful and decided to post them on another blog, Candlelight Books. Have to get around to setting up a photo shoot for a new banner. Meanwhile, I’m using a photo I took for one of my photo poems.

Now that my meager savings are dwindling and the rent is still due every month (life, death, taxes, and rent), I applied online for a job at a bookstore down the road from where I’m living.  Stopped by Sunday and talked briefly with the manager to introduce myself.  Got the feeling he wasn’t that interested.  Anyway, it’s been of dream of mine to work at a bookstore. I prefer a cozy, used one, but the one I like is closing down at the end of this month. In the meantime, I plan to get around to starting up my own online bookshop with the same title as the book review blog, Candlelight Books.


About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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