Monday, July 30, 2012

My Little(Huge) Writing Gets Published

"There are no small parts, only small actors."

This phrase jumps into my mind today as my tiny poem "Fruit Sale Cinquain" hits Every Day Poets.

I often think of my poetry writing as my "little" writing.

It is really short, tiny even, compared to my novel writing that has yet to be published.

And yet my poetry and short stories have been my giant in my publishing life.

Just check out my publication page here.

What do you see?

Poetry and short stories.

So, if there are no small parts, only small actors - have I become a small minded writer by belittling my own publications just because they are limited in word count?

Hmm. I think it's something I need to remedy.

So I'm going to shout it from the rooftops today.


The word count is tiny, but the part of my poetry in my writing life is HUGE.

Do you belittle your own writing?

And if so, do you think it's time to change and start shouting out your accomplishments?

 If you would like to read a poem in less than 30 seconds, check out Fruit Sale Cinquain at Every Day Poets.


Karen Lange said...

Loved "Fruit Sale". And it's so true! Congratulations! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Any published writing is a great accomplishment!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Karen - Thanks!!!

Alex - I know, but for some reason I often treat my short stuff as something less worthy.

Emily R. King said...

Huge news! Congrats, Tyrean! You've earned it! :)

Ciara said...

Congratulations!!! It doesn't matter how short it is, it's published!!! That's awesome.

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations! Wait, let's make that bigger...YAY, YOU!!!!!!!!!! That's a great accomplishment, and one you can be proud of!

Cat Lavoie said...

Congratulations!! Love the poem!You SHOULD be shouting about it from the rooftops... it's awesome news!! :)

De said...

YEAH! Celebrating with you. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :) That's awesome!

nutschell said...

being published in any way is a big thing! Congrats!

Rek said...

Congrats, any publishing credit is a short story writer, I would shamelessly exhibit these credits. :)

Tara Tyler said...

been there, read that, loved it!
yay for you!

Heather Murphy said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Tyrean. ...left a comment on "Fruit."

I used to discount my "small" writings, but I have now learned to embrace them, especially the ones that have brought me income. :)

Carol Riggs said...

Wooohooo! Big congrats to you. Yes, you are publishing your writing, and that's always a reason to celebrate! I'm really happy for you!!! :)

Laurel Garver said...

Publishing short works takes just as much courage and hard work. Celebrate away. These victories along the way make the path a happier one, don't you think? Congrats!

michelle said...

Just returned from Every Day Poets. The poem is wonderful! Congrats!

M Pax said...

Woot! Congratulations! No reason at all to belittle your fantastic accomplishment.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Emily - Thank you!

Ciara - THanks!

Sherry - THANKS!

Cat - Thank you! Thanks for reading too!

De - Thanks!

Golden Eagle - Thank you.

Nutschell - Thanks!

Rek - Thanks!

Tara - Thank you!

Heather - Thanks!

Linda - Thanks for the comment on fruit!

Carol - I agree. I just need to give myself permission to celebrate for some reason. Thanks!

Laurel - they definitely make the path a happier one!

Michelle - Thanks for reading my poem!

M Pax - Thank you!

Ella said...

CONGRATS! I'm tossing virtual confetti at you ;D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Ella - Thanks!!!