Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Book 3 ? maybe

So I have 2 books published and my publisher is calling and asking if I will be making another. Self published so their concern is more a financial issue than necessarily thinking that I have the next best seller on my hands. But also a few folks who have my books have also asked if I will be writing another. 
Here is my dilemma,or question; I have about 20 poems written that have not previously been published, so I have a start on another collection. But I haven't written much of late so I don't have enough to really complete another volume.
In the other books I have a few favorites that might bear a rework or repeat.
I also have often been told I should just right a book of "Auntie Sherry isms" Quotes and thoughts that have popped into my head and out of my mouth over the years. lol (some obviously do not bear repeating in mixed company but...) 
Things like; 
"The only thing that happens quickly with livestock ,is a wreck or a rodeo"
 "If you are in a hurry with critters, hurry back into the house you are done! "
"Optimism for the modern girl:when you wake up and realize your "fairy tale ending ,is really a broken pumpkin, a missing shoe and a torn party dress. Your thoughts are, that was fun, lets have pie!"
"you missed me? really? what were you aiming at?"
So I am wondering about a combination project, some poems, some thoughts, photos and maybe an anecdote or two. 
I have a working title  but it too is  still just a possibility " COWGIRL LOGIC"followed in small print "some old some new , none borrowed, a few blue" 
Any thoughts?
There is no rush , I may not publish another book ever or not for some time, but this is an option that has come to mind so I thought I would see what folks think of the idea.
Anyhow  thanks for any suggestions, and stay safe my friends


Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the Optimism one it made me laugh out loud. Good for you three books is a great thing. Go for it. HUGS B

Shirley said...

I say go for it too. The "ism's" can be used at the top of a page, or under a shorter poem. I think your new foray into equine therapy could provide you with some very thoughtful poetry. It won't be long before you have enough for a new volume. Also- how about some illustrations by Mel?

C-ingspots said...

Whatever you do, just do it from your heart and in your own time frame. Not theirs.

Cut-N-Jump said...

When it feels right, it will happen and not one minute before. Otherwise it will be rushed and it shows.

Love the Sherry-isms. Only you girlfriend! lol Somehow I doubt we will see WTMF? in print, but those of us that know you...

Linda said...

I personally love the idea of quotes...but then I collect them😜

aurora said...

What a good problem to have! I agree with others above, poetry & art are best created on it's own timeline. I like your ism's, they are so you!! If they relate they could be blended into a book of poems, or have their own section, then again maybe not. It's your creation, whatever you decide - will be the right decision.

cdncowgirl said...

Oh I love that idea! Go for it!

kden said...

I like the idea of a combination book, sounds like it would be fun to put together.