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can you hear me now?
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, October 10, 2003

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getting published...OY!!!!

do my words float in the mysterious void of darkened space
(for it seems they are not being well received on planet earth)?
i write, and for some reason, they disappear, without a trace
of recognition, do my words have meaning, do they have worth?

can you hear me now?

i write; an author would like to see his or her words in print,
or will my words die with me, be buried, never to be seen?
what must i do to get published?  is it secret? (give a hint)
or is being published only for those that show/have the green?

can you hear me now?

i love to write, i have to write, and so i take pen in hand,
ev'ry song has a composer,  why not an author, a book?
it does not compute...i am afraid i do not understand
hello??  is there anyone out there willing to take a look?

can you hear me now?

(C) karla dorman, 2003.

 


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Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 10/13/2003
We hear you Karla, and I share your feeling. Our day will come in the meantime we shall continue to do what we must. Write, write, write, right. Excellence is yours when others feel share and remember your light.(((((((HUGS))))))))) Mikii
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 10/11/2003
You are a very talented writer who deserves to be noticed, but do not give up, okay? I almost did and now, my work is being published. Keep on plugging and never lose hope, for just in that moment that you do, will be that moment that your miracle happens.
Take care,
Jill :)
Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 10/11/2003
Do I hear you..I can definitely listen! You are one of the most loved authors in the den..so you are already read..and it is only a matter of time when world will know you!

Justin D'Souza
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 10/11/2003
I can hear you very clearly. {{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}}}}
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/11/2003
i hear ya, karla; BOY, do i ever hear you! OY!! LOL beautiful, moving, and heartfelt write; i know the feeling myself; very frustrating! ((((HUGS)))) and much love, your fellow frustrated writer of a twin sister, karen lynn. :) may i see your name or words in a book SOON!!!!!! that'd be GREAT! hope if it DOES, it's a MEGA BESTSELLER!! Lookout Patterson, King, and Grisham...DORMAN is gonna' give you a run for your money! :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/11/2003
Ah Karla, I have a friend that has "self-published" his one book, specifically, Scott Zachary another writer on AD. Get in touch with him, mayhaps he can give you advice regards getting published? But I am sure we all on this forum know how you feel, keep pluggin' away, with your talent, it WILL happen eventually! Rufus sends his lickie kisses your way & I appreciate you and your sisters comments and reviews of late...Peace, ED & Rufus(woof)
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/11/2003
This was so moving, beautifully written Karla! Yes, I can hear you loud and clear,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/11/2003
I hear you loud and clear!!!

Me TOOOOOO!! I am going to be published soon..in a ebook...someone here at AD saw one of my poems he liked...and whala...we are in business!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 10/11/2003
You are very talented and definitely you will get published and read world over..

Your friend from India,
Debashish
Reviewed by jude forese 10/11/2003
keep the faith, your words may one day prevail...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/10/2003
Nice inventive poetry Karla! Hope it happens for you.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/10/2003
I am praying that you get published... I echoed the same sentiments for a long time myself but my prayers were answered and I am sure yours will be too...
God Bless
~Michelle~
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/10/2003
I can feel the frustration and it is well done.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/10/2003
I understand the frustration. You have expressed it well in this write. Your day will come. :-)
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 10/10/2003
I heard something karla, yes, I hope you get published
Great advice from Kay?
Your friend..........Ron
Reviewed by Cinda Wilson 10/10/2003
I hear you Karla loud and clear my little Texas Friend. Strong intent here my friend...from the heart. The somewhat anger or perhaps dismay echos through your written word in this. We as writters/poets feel your peril my friend as we all wonder why? Is there a secret? We don't know. Just keep writing your heartfelt emotions and someday, someone will listen.
Your Indiana Friend..Cinda

P.S. Great Write!
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 10/10/2003
Excellent write. Congrats..you're coming in loud and clear ;-)
Reviewed by John Bidwell 10/10/2003
The greatest poet of all for me was my grandfather.
He spent a life time trying to get published.
Poetry is just personal therapy for me...with a hope to perhaps touch another human being with something special in my heart.
You may not get published if you do that, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
You do that.
A lot of us are very greatful to hear you.
John
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 10/10/2003
Excellent proclamation of every writers desire Karla a Very good piece here, and I feel that you are correct when you mention showing/ having the green. Yes, I hear you, and I do understand. It does seem to be, one of the last mysteries left to man...(getting published.) I too wear the same shoe, and At times it leaves one blue.

Allen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/10/2003
Your words fall on many ears and not all are deaf. Nice offering.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/10/2003
Excellent writing! I ask myself that very same question too! Great write! Into my library this goes!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/10/2003
I HEAR YOU ...kARLA
WITH EVERY GREAT WRITE
YOU POST

WILLIAM
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/10/2003
I hear you!! And many others here at Authors Den do, too. Can you hear us praising you? I hope so. Hang in there! (Like the rest of us!)
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/10/2003
yeh...it's frustrating at times 'ain't' it?My bloody oath it is!
Don't worry karla,it WILL happen,mabe not overnight but it will happen...(yeh sure Kay we've all heard that one before)....Karla karla karla,I know EXACTLY how you feel.I don't have a book either
and probably never will but still I managed to get a few of my poems published by sending them to newspapers (not just the big ones but the local ones too) remember newspapers end up going into the state librarys of their countries so your work wont die if you get it in there,also poems on subjects (for example,roses or violets) can and do ( my voilet poem did) get accepted into local news letters if you send them,or gardening magazines(try it all) if you write a poem on anything ask yourself 'where or what magazine would be interested in this subject?' (example 'Greenpeace 'for environment subjects) never give up mate keep believeing in your own work and send it everywhere
and keep buying those lottery tickets (I will too),yes,that green stuff helps to get published but it isn't the only way to see your work out there.Never give up,look at Van Gough he only got recognised after death (no...that's not an option,wink wink,) but he's just an example of what can happen,putting your poems here is good,keep it up.
Hugs
from
kay.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/10/2003
as Long As You Write Even (God) Hears You!

TRASK
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 10/10/2003
I can hear you. : ) Very nice write Karla! And congrats!!!

Jack
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