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A working holiday


Blog Posted:2/9/2019 12:13:00 PM

Hey, guys and gals! It's been a while since I've checked in, but it's not because I've forgotten you all. I had a long sabbatical from my part-time job, so I decided to put the time to good (?) use by putting together my first book of poems. Some time ago, someone here on PS...and I'm so sorry I don't remember who...made a comment about Wattpad. I looked into it, and lo and behold, now I have a published book of poetry on that wonderful site. Many of you probably already know/knew about it; those who don't should investigate it. It's a really neat site.

My book on Wattpad.com, should you be interested in checking it out, is titled "Confessions of a Closet Poet" by Jim Slaughter. If you have trouble finding it, try putting Jmax79 in the search window. I'd love to hear what any of you think about it.

As of today...Feb. 22...my book is on Facebook, as well.

Thanks PS...

 

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Date: 2/10/2019 2:22:00 PM
Congratulations, Jim! That is a wonderful achievement. No doubt you must be thrilled!
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Date: 2/10/2019 3:18:00 PM
Thank you, Angel. Well, I am rather pleased with the outcome. Of course, I did use as a "guide" a book by my favorite poet, Ogden Nash. Still, for a first attempt, I guess it's okay. I don't think I'd want to try for more than maybe two a year, however. The editing is time consuming...for me, at least...but the Wattpad site is very user friendly, although my book is rather difficult to find. If you put Jmax79 in the search window, it will bring it up.
Date: 2/9/2019 5:06:00 PM
Bravo, Jim, what a terrific accomplishment. Congratulations!!
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Date: 2/10/2019 12:42:00 PM
Thank you, Line.

My Past Blog Posts

 
A working holiday
Date Posted: 2/9/2019 12:13:00 PM
Continuing Education
Date Posted: 12/26/2018 12:18:00 PM
The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 2
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 8:17:00 AM
The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 7:42:00 AM
What I'm here to be
Date Posted: 5/25/2018 11:36:00 AM
On writing poetry
Date Posted: 4/28/2018 12:18:00 PM
The wonderfully awful English language...Part 2
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 12:47:00 PM
The wonderfully awful English language and how does anyone ever learn to speak it?
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 12:31:00 PM
What dreams are made of
Date Posted: 4/16/2018 4:14:00 PM
Progress, not perfection
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 12:31:00 PM
In the details
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 12:55:00 PM
A few more words about words
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 3:51:00 PM
I love words
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:29:00 AM
The Two-Faced Writer
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:24:00 AM
Belated thank you
Date Posted: 3/15/2018 4:02:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/17/2019 The Plot's the Thing Light Versehumor,writing,
2/17/2019 A Handful of Haiku: Ripples in a stream Haikuseasons,
2/9/2019 Mary Had A Way Rhymefor her,love,
1/13/2019 A Fine and Private Place Versebest friend,death,grave,h
1/13/2019 The Boy I Left Behind Verseage,boy,me,time,voice,
1/12/2019 Before and Again Free versephilosophy,
1/12/2019 Fiscal Calisthenics Light Versehumor,money,
1/11/2019 A long and winding road Verseintrospection,life,metaph
1/11/2019 Being Bad Light Versehumor,
1/10/2019 Climate Change Rhymelove,youth,
1/7/2019 A Writer Prepares Light Versehumor,inspiration,writing
12/30/2018 Poets for Peace Versepeace,poets,
12/30/2018 Legacy Verseintrospection,poetry,
12/28/2018 The Reasons and the Rhymes of My Life Rhymeintrospection,
12/23/2018 A Christmas Tale: A variation on a theme by Dr Seuss Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/22/2018 That's Mrs Santa Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/19/2018 Versatility Light Versehumor,poetry,writing,
12/19/2018 The Man Behind the Words Free verseidentity,poetry,writing,
12/19/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Little Jack Horner's Christmas Surprise Light Versechristmas,humor,nursery r
12/18/2018 Three Sisters Free versesister,wind,
12/17/2018 A Week Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,
12/16/2018 Fivel, the Forgotten Reindeer Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/14/2018 A Sign of the Times Rhymechristmas,
12/9/2018 Refurbished Children's Stories: Wonderland Redux Light Versehumor,
12/8/2018 Letter to Santa: a 3rd grade writing assignment Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/8/2018 Blame it on my youth Rhymeyouth,
12/6/2018 Let There Be Limericks: We Three Kings Limerickhumor,
12/5/2018 Keeping Christmas Rhymechristmas,
12/3/2018 How still the trees Rhymeautumn,spring,summer,wint
12/1/2018 Trouble At The North Pole Light Versechristmas,humor,
11/24/2018 Of times gone by Sonnetmemory,
11/24/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: A Paean for the Piper's Son Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
11/21/2018 Where do I start Rhymefor her,lost love,
11/14/2018 Rehashing History: The First Thanksgiving, Squanto and the Pilgrims Light Versehistory,humor,thanksgivin
11/10/2018 A Handful of Haiku: Laughter of the rain Haikusummer,
11/7/2018 No mere matter of chance Free verseintrospection,
11/3/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard, a cautionary tale Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/31/2018 Party Crasher, a Halloween Anecdote Narrativehalloween,humor,
10/30/2018 All Hallows' E'en Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/28/2018 Spring Sensations Rhymespring,
10/27/2018 Halloween Night Rhymehalloween,humor,
10/27/2018 A Spooky Speculation Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/26/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old King Cole, a very merry monarch Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/20/2018 Let There Be Limericks: For Halloween Limerickhalloween,humor,
10/18/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Quite Contrary Mary Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/16/2018 Whys and Wherefores Free verselove,memory,
10/14/2018 Double, double, toil and trouble Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/10/2018 Performance Review Free verseintrospection,
10/9/2018 Rehashing History: Christopher Columbus, a man with a plan Light Versecolumbus day,history,humo
10/7/2018 The Gift of the Magus Verselove,wisdom,
10/6/2018 Refurbished Children's Stories: Goldilocks, but just barely Light Versehumor,
10/5/2018 You are cordially invited Light Versehalloween,humor,
9/30/2018 Pardon My Parody: Thalia, be my muse Light Versehumor,parody,
9/29/2018 Shadow Dancer Versefor her,lost love,memory,
9/28/2018 Brother Ned's Most Unusual One-Man Band Light Versehumor,
9/23/2018 Fate Free versefate,philosophy,
9/22/2018 Critterary Verses: A lesson from the dinosaur Light Verseanimal,humor,
9/17/2018 History has shown Free versephilosophy,
9/16/2018 Free Will Free versephilosophy,
9/15/2018 Once there was Eden Haikuparadise,
9/14/2018 Refurbished Fairy Tales: The real skinny on Snow White Light Versehumor,
9/9/2018 There's never been a time Versefirst love,introspection,
9/7/2018 Considering the Centipede Limerickanimal,humor,
9/6/2018 The Ballad of Freddy and Flo Balladhumor,
8/30/2018 Short Ribs Z: Yipes Stripes Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/30/2018 Come September Free verseseptember,summer,
8/30/2018 Short Ribs Y: Place Your Bets Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/29/2018 The determining factor Limerickhumor,
8/28/2018 Short Ribs X: A Poetic Quandary Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/28/2018 A Talent to a Muse Free versemuse,poets,writing,
8/28/2018 Short Ribs W: Common Denominators Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/28/2018 Couple's Counseling Limerickfor her,for him,relations
8/26/2018 Short Ribs V: She never met a man she didn't like Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/26/2018 If you listen closely Free verseage,memory,
8/26/2018 Short Ribs U: The Dread Letter Office Light Versehumor,
8/26/2018 Don't mess with exes in Texas Limerickhumor,
8/25/2018 Short Ribs T: Critiquing William Blake Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/25/2018 The Greatest Gifts Free versephilosophy,
8/25/2018 Short Ribs S: A Fine Bromance Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/24/2018 Twenty-three, skidoo Limerickhumor,
8/23/2018 Short Ribs R: Sticks and Stones Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/23/2018 Identity Crisis Free verseidentity,
8/23/2018 Short Ribs Q: Don't hate him because he's beautiful Light Versebird,humor,
8/22/2018 A Medical Mystery Limerickhumor,
8/21/2018 Short Ribs P: Well, what's a wife to do Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/21/2018 Short Ribs O: The next high-tech generation Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/20/2018 A tough act to follow Light Versehumor,
8/18/2018 Short Ribs N: Such stuff as dreams are made of Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/18/2018 Faith Free versefaith,introspection,
8/18/2018 Short Ribs M: Of Mice and Moose Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/17/2018 Pardon My Parody: What a lovely fantasy Light Versehumor,parody,song,
8/16/2018 Short Ribs L: The Frustrated Llama Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/16/2018 Entities Free verseperspective,
8/16/2018 Short Ribs K: Pondering Down Under Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/14/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Jack be nimble Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
8/12/2018 Short Ribs J: Miracles Can Happen Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/12/2018 Words Free versewords,writing,
8/12/2018 Short Ribs I: Table for one, please Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/11/2018 A Dancer's Dilemma Light Versehumor,
8/10/2018 Short Ribs H: Who you callin' fat Light Verseanimal,humor,

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