I'd love to know what you're working on, whether poetry or prose, and if you're struggling with any issues in particular. We all face challenges, so it's great to bounce ideas and setbacks off each other.
Though I may not be able to solve your problems, I'll happily offer my eyes and ears here to listen as you vent...or celebrate!
I self-published my first two books, and will do the same with the third, so I'd be happy to tell you more about that process anytime. Or perhaps you've published something through a traditional publishing house or you're doing that now. I'm sure some of our members can tell you what their experiences have been.
As for your poetry writing, I know it can be very personal and subjective, but I think I have a pretty good eye for what makes a successful poem, so please feel free to bounce ideas off me anytime! I tend to be very firm and correcting, but I think that can only help you. You can turn to any of your close friends for praise anytime on here, but it's important to also hear constructive, kind criticism too. We can only improve if we are willing to admit we aren't perfect, and could always be better!
So respond now. Let me know what you're working on, and if you have any questions!
P.S. Overdue critiques will be done very soon!!!