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I don’t write poetry anymore. You’ve probably figured. Priorities just change, y’know?

Here’s some stuff I did this year:

  • Read 19 novels
  • Saw a bunch of PETA protesters get thrown out of Sea World San Diego
  • Wrote a short script about Jehovah’s Witnesses and my bf directed/filmed it (I got to be an extra)
  • Learned how to make really good chili
  • Went to Wrestlemania
  • Lost 17 pounds
  • Started my Master’s Degree (Reading Specialist)
  • Got a jaywalking ticket
  • Saw Tim & Eric live (!)
  • Accidentally poisoned myself with caffeine
  • Attended a 4th of July wedding
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  • Hit the jackpot on that spinny-light thing at Dave & Buster’s
  • Dyed my hair funky colors (blue, purple, pink, grey)
  • Took my parents on a Caribbean cruise
  • Built a dresser
  • Helped my SIM become a famous author
  • Saw Gaston at DisneyLand
  • Found out I have extra low blood pressure
  • Had a birthday pool party
  • Started a wrestling podcast. You can listen if you want: Trios Champions
  • Some other stuff, probably.

Life’s pretty good right now. It’s about to be Fall in the valley and I can’t complain. What have you guys been up to?

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Day 10 – Matt’s Favorite Things

**Today’s poem was written with the assistance of my incredibly mature boyfriend, Matt**

Forcefully
Aerating
Ripe
Tendrils
In the
Neighbor’s
Garden

Big
Orbs
Of
Beautiful
Skin

Pulsing
Lights
And
Yelling
Slurs
To
Assasinate
The
Impending
Online
Nemesis

February Candy Pizza Giveaway :)

I feel like giving away another signed copy of Candy Pizza! Head on over to Goodreads and enter to win– all you have to do is add it to your “To-Read” list and boom! Simple 🙂

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Candy Pizza by Charlotte Cuevas

Candy Pizza

by Charlotte Cuevas

Giveaway ends February 28, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Candy Pizza Is Here!: A Video Message From The Author

Super exciting stuff happening here in Charsville; today’s the day you can finally get your hands on a copy of my new book, Candy Pizza: Poetry’s that’s Fun and Healthy 🙂

As promised, here are the links for where you can order yours!

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/amazoncandypizza
Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4913382
Kindle edition: http://tinyurl.com/candypizzakindle

*Note* – Amazon periodically can run specials and lower the price without notifying me. If this happens, don’t worry! I still get the same royalties off the list price no matter what, so go and get you a deal! And use those internet coupons!

And by all means, give it stars and reviews, please!

Candy Pizza to be Released Tuesday, September 9th!

candy pizza


Candy Pizza: Poetry that’s Fun and Healthy
is here!! It was waiting in my mailbox when I got home from work last night and I squeed for a good long while. (Is that a word? Squeed? Whatever, it is now.) Here’s a picture of my reaction as proof:
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After totally freaking out for a bit, I calmed down and added some extra, more recent poems that I’ve fallen in love with since putting together the collection this summer. I feel confident that it now represents the best of the entire 365 Poetry Project. AND I’M SO EXCITED TO RELEASE IT TO YOU!! (Yes, I did sleep with the proof copy under my pillow last night for good luck, thankyouverymuch.)

Monday, September 8th is Day 365 and the final day for the project, so it’s only fitting that TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th will be the first day you’ll be able to order your copy :DD It’ll be available at my Createspace store and on Amazon.com for $9.99, and an e-book version will be available through Kindle (price to be determined.)

I also have planned some fun book giveaways on my Facebook & Goodreads author pages, so be on the lookout for those, too!

Now this is important, people: one of my biggest, most overruling goals of life is to remain humble. I try very hard not to let things like this get to my head even though they’re suuuuper exciting 😉 I’ve seen other artists, poets, musicians who let themselves get cocky about these things, and I’ve seen them completely torn down because they don’t know the difference between reaching for the stars and assuming you own them.

I’m not doing this to make tons of money; I’m doing this because it’s what I love. For a year I’ve released my poetry for free over the internet without even attempting to get it published anywhere. And it’s been an amazing experience! I want to make sure you all know how incredibly appreciative I am for each and every one of your kind comments and words of advice, praise, and encouragement. NEVER ONCE, on this entire blog with over 5,000 followers, have I ever received even one negative or unkind comment, and that just blows my mind. (I have to assume that if anyone didn’t like my work they just kept their opinion to themselves, which in itself is an act of uncommon politeness.)

So from the bottom of my heart, even if you don’t buy a copy, I’m grateful for every single second that you took to read my poems and for every single e-mail, comment, page view, and blog follow I’ve been blessed to receive. Bloggers really are the best people on Earth 😉

Much love and forever thanks,
Char

Day 194 – Everything I Got

“I saw your car out front last night,
but you must not have been home” she says.

I was asleep by seven.

“Are you alright?” she asks,
but how do I even explain
a hard day’s worth of fun?

I never complain,
but at six fifty-nine
when my head plunks down
just for a few minutes rest
I’m still trying to figure out
how it can be

that a day of dodgeball and friendship bracelets
chicken dances and cha-cha slides,
strong-arming sealed-tight thermoses
applying band-aids and tying shoes
rock-paper-scissors and hangman

standing as temporary mother
to a flock of twenty-four

can take everything I got.

And I’m still trying to figure out
at 1am, awakened,
propelled by unfulfilled duty
to write one more, one more poem

how everything I got is just enough
to prove I got more than that.