Lately, I've really been digging into Medium and posting much of my work there. Unfortunately, that has taken me away from this blog and Throwback Thursday Poetry posts. In June, I launched Poetry in Form, a publication on Medium and I have been absolutely blown away with how it is taken off. I started with a simple idea that I didn't think would generate much interest, but was of interest to me - writing poetry in traditional forms. As it turns out, writing poetry in form can be quite addicting and it is a great way for writers and poets of all kinds to challenge themselves creatively. At Poetry in Form, I post new poetry nearly every day written by myself or by the many contributors and my hope is that these poems inspire readers to try traditional forms out themselves and see what they can come up with.
While I plan to continue to put much of my time and energy into Poetry in Form, I have not ignored other writing and have made some strides in other projects, as well. Being a part of the Medium community has given me so much confidence in my poetry writing, which felt refreshing after putting so much effort into my novel. This inspired me to compile my first poetry manuscript which I hope to publish in the future. As for my novel, I have not given up! I am actively working to get it published and I am trying to remain positive even though querying can be a frustrating process.
I hope to back here sooner rather than later to post more updates on my original "hub".
Rachel Boury Baxter
Writer: web content by day, fiction by night.