Updates: Word Weaving #1 (digital) & The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (print)

Shared from: wordweavingpoetryjournal.com:

It’s been a stressful couple of days… I can only attribute it to Mercury RETROGRADE! I’ve had numerous issues with everything connected to technology—especially Amazon! On top of all this, my husband took a fall down the steps into our garage and fractured his scapula. He spent the day in the ER (in a hallway—the hospital is full) after an exciting ride in the ambulance. Because of Covid, I couldn’t come inside to be with him. No one told me anything until I finally got a call at 8:00 pm to pick him up! So… it’s been an interesting few days.

I’ve never had so many problems publishing a book as I’ve had with this journal. After five days, Amazon kicked the first version of the print journal back, saying I needed to change the cover and the title, but published the Kindle version with no issues. I’ve now updated the cover on the Kindle & print versions to match, but this has created two versions with different names. I can’t change the titles because once they are published, it’s all set in stone. Here is what Amazon says:

  • Linking. The detail pages of your paperback and eBook should link within 48 hours, but it can take up to 5 days.
  • Product description. It can take 24-48 hours to appear on the detail page.
  • Look Inside the Book. This feature will be available in 7 business days.
  • International marketplaces. It takes 3-5 business days for your paperback to show as in stock.
  • Updates. Changes to contributor, series name, series number, page count, description, keywords, and browse categories take up to 72 hours to appear.

Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse is the digital (Kindle) version found HERE

The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse is the print version of the book and found HERE

If you want a digital copy of the book search on Amazon for Word Weaving # 1.

If it’s the print version of the journal you’re after, search Amazon for The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse.

I’ll have links on the front of the blog at wordweavingpoetryjournal.com, as well. This journal has been a huge undertaking, and I appreciate all the poets who contributed to its success. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Colleen M. Chesebro & JulesPaige, Editors

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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58 Comments

  1. I hope your husband is feeling better now and recovering well. I think everything technological is proving challenging these days, but it seems you’ve found a way around it. Congratulations on the new journal, and good luck!

    • Thank you for your kind thoughts, Olga. Ron is resting comfortably. There were some Amazon lemons so I made lemonade! LOL! You just have to keep smiling and moving forward. <3

  2. I must say, you are handling this with dignity and grace. Of course, a good stiff drink never hurt either… Happy to see the print journal is here.

  3. Oh, no! I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s fall. I hope he is feeling better and on the road to a full recovery.

    Did Amazon tell you what the problem was with the title and cover?

    • No. It was the strangest experience ever. I had both titled the same, and they said the title needed to change on the print version, along with the cover. I just did what they said thinking I could match the titles after publication, but no… they were set in stone. As long as they link it will be fine. I’ve heard from many authors saying they are having issues with the print versions of their books. Amazon has made it a nightmare to publish poetry. I’ve tried two writing programs and still had issues. It cuts the poetry in half! Finally, I used my Word document to upload and that worked. Draft2Digital has created a “haiku” template to use. I might go through them for future poetry books.

  4. Sorry to hear about the problems you are having and hoping your husband recovers quickly.

  5. I’m hoping your husband is feeling better, Colleen. And as for technology, you’ve tackled the beast and won. I just ordered my paper version. 😊

  6. What a rough time it’s been for you (and your husband of course). How hard not to be able to be with him at the hospital, but glad he’s home and recovering. I just ordered my print copy! Thanks!

  7. Tech hasn’t been well for many things in the past few days. Our local newspaper had some ‘issues’ so they can only print about 10 paper pages. But have made the paper available online for all. Blood work tests have been delayed… FB just has some major issues too. And that’s not including other cyber bullies and attacks to things we need (or think we need). Like local grocery store card programs not remembering you are a member!

    Glad you hubby is back home. I might just get my hubby to help me order my books after he gets back from an errand.

    Many hugs and thank you for all the challenges you are facing for all of us and your family. ~Jules

    • It’s been a crazy week that’s for sure, Jules. Many authors have shared with me their own woes trying to publish a print book with the great Zon. I think they are short-handed on staff, as well. I’ve never waited over a week to get changes reviewed. For all our difficulties, we got it done! Thanks for being my partner through it all! <3

  8. Sending you good vibes to improve your situation Colleen and healing vibes to your poor Hubby.💜💜💜

  9. Thanks for the clarification, Colleen! Best wishes to all the authors included in this book!

  10. Sorry you’ve had so much going on, Sis. Hope hubby feels better soon 🥰
    And, congrats on the journal publishing, despite so many ups and downs!

  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    I’m glad your husband is back home with you to recover. I picked up my print copy of the book and although that went through a lot of issues, I’m happy it finally got resolved. Sending a ton of healing hugs to your house and hope all is calm for a while now. xoox

  12. …Just ordered my books. Should arrive Thursday 😀

    • Yay! That’s wonderful! Your first published poetry! 😍❤️

      • Well, not actually the first.
        I’ve had others in books for charity. And there’s the Flash Fiction in the Carrot Ranch Anthology…, some chap books, and even the editorial section of a newspaper and Student Writing magazines…
        But the first as an editor! 😉 💞

  13. What a week. I’m so sorry about your husband…and so angry at all the unvaccinated people clogging up the hospitals. I hope his recovery is quick.
    In the meantime, I’m off to order the book. Yay! (K)

  14. Colleen, I am sorry to hear about your hubby and glad he is home. How unfortunate you had issues with the book but it seems you have it under control. ❤️

    • Thanks, Franci. Ron is resting and recuperating. What a couple of weeks! Amazon must be short on help. I have no idea why they wanted the kindle and the print journal with different names. Thank goodness it turned out as lovely as it did. <3

  15. OMG Sis, the most brutal retrograde I can remember. Every single thing must be redone over and over, miscommunications, and more! ARg! Glad you finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy got the paperback working. <3

  16. Hope your husband recovers soon!
    And Kudos to you for sailing through it all to bring out the amazing journal!
    Just about to order my hardcover!
    Though I will get it in another 15-20 days!

  17. How aggravating to go through all those hassles, Colleen. But done is done, and it’s a great book. So congrats. I hope the next is a piece of cake. Hugs.

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