NaNoWriMo 2013, News & Updates, Poetry

When One Door Closes…

…three windows open. Three is my Magic Number.

This is my first post in a couple weeks, and there has not been any poetry writing. I hate even saying that – it’s just wrong. But putting down the pen has been necessary to get other things moving…


I have been busy creating and planning the launch of James Publishing House, my little unknown publishing company that started as filler for a form field while I was publishing on Amazon a few years ago. I had a blurry vision for JPH in the beginning, but knew it was going to turn into something bigger if I just stayed in the flow. JPH has been this little gem hidden in my back pocket, until one day about two weeks ago, the vision sharpened.

On fire with inspiration, I pulled everything together and launched the JPH website, created the logo for its poetry journal, which will be a quarterly publication.

The Lancerette Journal

What is a ‘Lancerette’ you ask? A female knight, armed with a mighty sword and a mightier pen. Knowing when to use one or the other at any given moment is an art for writers and poets, is it not?  

The debut issue of The Lancerette Journal is scheduled for January 2014. I’ve already had a great response with requests for information regarding submissions. JPH will be accepting submissions (tentative) set in September. If interested, please bookmark the website and watch for announcements on Twitter (@JPHChgo) and Google+ (JPH is not doing Facebook).


The late half of this year is going to be rocking! I am still planning to participate in NaNoWriMo in November, so I will be on a definite schedule. I’ve been revving up for it since I registered in January.  What comes of it will be my first novel. I’m pretty excited about that!

My daily word counts will show up in a little widget on the right sidebar starting November 1st. The requirement is 50,000 words. I’m going for 60,000.

This how I roll.

I hope you’ll connect with me, if you haven’t already, and join me as I launch JPH and the publication. It’s been an exciting year so far, and it’s about to be even more so and I want to share it with you.

Thank you for your support!

Cariennn Rhys


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