April & May in a Cup of Coffee

Because this week has been gentle to me, please share another cup of coffee with me.

I would apologize, first, because this might be a long talk. (I honestly avoid to write long poems and fictions because I don’t want readers to skim through my words. I want them to read them.) But I guess this update might be long so sorry, and please let’s start. 🙂

Thanks, April!

April has been great! With NaPoWriMo and A to Z Challenge at hand, I have flexed my brain’s muscles as early as February! Sadly, I was not able to finish these two challenges on time! 😦 BUT I learned that my OCD attitude towards blogging and writing has its perks, too.

It was last week of February when my muse and I planned that we’ll take the A to Z Challenge. We agreed that our theme would be Poetry from A to Z! Because I really tend to over think and overdo things, I’m done writing my A to Z poems by the end of March’s first week. They are all scheduled during the second week of April. (Excited, eh?)

Incidentally, it was second week of April when my boss announced a company out-of-town. That’s when the blasts started. I am out from April 20 until April 24. Again, my OCD kicked-in and I am glad to have four beautiful seasonsonnets (written with my dear Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res) scheduled for NaPoWriMo during the said week. The vacation was fun! I had a blast, surely!

I planned to get back on regular blogging after the trip, but I didn’t. The second blast was louder and this time it’s chaotic. Office tasks and writing tasks piled up. I have no choice but to keep out of my WordPress home, which is honestly excruciating!

The one-week planned absence became almost two weeks. Thus, NaPoWriMo was left unfinished.

Nonetheless, I love April because it taught me that life and work happen. Like what lovely Annie once said, we are on WordPress when we can and there are times when we cannot. We need not to be hard on ourselves because readers will read, bloggers will blog, with or without us.

The best part is to have someone waiting for your comeback. 🙂 And thank you because YOU are one of mine.

Hello, May!

Dusting off the traces of busy April, here are my May plans!


I Have a Very Important Question

I am kinda shy to ask this.

I have checked how to’s online but I think I have to ask you first guys… hmmm… I am thinking of publishing a book. Not a full-length novel (yet), but a poetry book. I don’t know how… but I know it’s possible (somehow?).

You think I can do it? Please tell me how? ❤

Let’s have a coffee toast!

Thank you!



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45 thoughts on “April & May in a Cup of Coffee”

  1. You can do it. Publishing a book is a lot like publishing on here. There’s just some different steps involved. Feel free to ask. 🙂 looking forward to those free verse poems, more collabs and travelogues! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mel!!! 😀 😀 😀
      I will surely ask you a loooot of questions! 😀

      I truly truly appreciate your support. 🙂
      As to the collab, our collab, I think it is your turn to tell what’s next? 😀

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  2. Rose, you really are the sweetest. Love you, my Princess. Hit me anytime you are ready with Dear Fear or Dear Anger. You know where to find me. And there, I’ll tell you a few things 🙂

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  3. I know several people have recently published poetry books so I know it can be done, I just don’t know how. What a great idea! You had a very busy April and looks like you will have a busy May as well.

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  4. Ah, I think publishing a poetry book is definitely something worth pursuing! I’ve been doing my own research on it as well, and I think there definitely needs to be more art out there in the world to combat all the negativity. You’ve got my support, my friend! 🙂

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    1. “there definitely needs to be more art out there in the world to combat all the negativity”
      You are soooo right, my dear Jade!! 🙂 Good luck to both of us! And please know you have my support! 😉

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  5. I have heard Amazon is a good place to publish. I would talk to Jacqueline of A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales. She just published a poetry book for on the Kindle app. Good luck!

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  6. I think you should go ahead and do it, Rose! You’ve been on an upward trend and great growth in your poetry, and it’ll surely give you a nice start!
    I’ve been meaning to do so for years, but this is the year I, too, was planning to publish my poetry. I didn’t say it online until now – so you’re the first to know, online. Won’t it be lovely if we all put out some of our poetry in the form of books?

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Vijaya! They boost my confidence and erase my agony. 🙂

      That is soooo great to know, Vijaya!!! I am looking forward to reading your own book! ❤ ❤ ❤ Yes, it would be great to have our poetry printed in books! 😀 Good luck to us! ❤

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  7. OMG!!! Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations on capping April with a blast and starting May with a bigger blast, Rosema! I know you can do it. I’m sure you can! 😀 Urgh, how I wish I work in our sales dept. I would have known what publishing package to offer you. ❤ Best of luck dear and God bless! Got your back, I'm always here if you need anything!

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    1. YaYYY! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
      I am gearing up for the May blast actually. 😀
      And…. yeahhhhhh…. I think I have a lot of questions for you!! ❤ ❤ ❤
      Thank you dearie! Blessings back to you! ❤

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