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There are many struggles in life, but for me, sometimes it's finding the words to place onto the page. Writing is a way to create new worlds, explore, and experience so many different emotions. Also to tell stories that matter. With reading we learn not only to write, but certain stories and characters will change us through out our lives. A proud Greek Latina. I’m Christina Vourcos (aka Christy V.) from South Texas.

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When I started NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month’s 30 poems in 30 days challenge) in 2019, I created poems to share on my blog. As I continued to complete the challenge these past few years, I’ve collected a quite of collection of poems.

After a suggestion about publishing these poems in standard formats (ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcovers), I thought it would be nice to have physical copies of these poems along with some extra ones I’ve written in the past. After that I thought it would be perfect opportunity to add a few short stories I’ve written recently.

So it made me decide on creating this collection (“Christy’s Collection”) with volume one: ‘Write From The Heart, Edit With Precise Measure,’ that will be several volumes as I continue to complete NaPoWriMo and short stories. I’ve written some novellas too, but if I share those or others that I write, it will be in individual ebooks through Amazon.

Besides this collection, I will continue to work on Kindle Vella serials that I will eventually release afterward in standard forms on Amazon. Just like my debut novel, ‘Liberty Calling,’ and next one is ‘Never Forget’ (publishing in standard forms later in 2022). There’s also opportunities to order copies from independent bookstores as well. All you have to do is check IndieBound.

If you’ve read on Kindle Vella, let me know in the comments. Also let me know in the comments, if you’ve ordered copies and/or excited to order copies in the future. I also would love to hear from you in the comments if you’ve been following my blog.

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30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Indie Writer Life (Day 30)

What does it mean to be an indie author?

What does it mean to be an indie poet?

It’s a lot of hats that you use for your work

You still have a team, but they’re for support

You’ve got to do a lot of it with your own effort

Time, and money to invest in your career

It’s not an easy path, not one way to go

If you take the path, it’s always worth it all

You might not see the progress as much

When you look back you’ll see all the growth

You write, edit, make graphics, and videos

Everything you can do for others to read

Once you start connecting with others

Including in the writing community

You’ll find your place, just for you

The success will come gradually

Be patient and do your best

The time is always now to show

You’re an indie writer for life

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Original Music (Day 29)

I want to support original music

Someone who took the time to write

People that worked together to make

Something that sounds just right

It’s rare to find music that I don’t like

I do find myself deciding between

Original hits for what sounds best

When you sing a cover, you’re matching

What everyone expects with something new

When you sing an original, you’re creating

A new experience to delve into

Even then, if they know you for covers

It can be hard to exceed expectations with

Originals unless you can lead listeners

To understand the context of the original

So is it worth it? I could only imagine

As I’m a listener who writes in

Other kinds of mediums

From my perspective,

It’s always worth it

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: A Holiday of Reading (Day 28)

Do you ever want to just read?

Take a holiday off from everything

Pick any story from the billions

From paperback to ebook doesn’t matter

It’s the story that matters the most

Something that takes you away

From your worries or feelings

Where you can imagine yourself

As the strong female main character

That can do anything she wishes

Even in stories there are limits

It has to be some realistic aspect

Because we’re readers and writers

If you could spend all day reading

Would you do it, if you could?

Or would you struggle to find

What to read from a selection

End your day not satisfied

May you take the holiday that

Leads you to a satisfying reading day

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Waiting for the Moment (Day 27)

When you read or watch Jane Austen

You might not know at first how she writes

As you read or watch you start to realize that

It’s more than just romance stories

We’re able to see a critique of society

A question about finding the right match

When the terms come with money

You can tell who is the leading man

He’s always there looming at a distance

Or always around the leading lady

Or maybe appeared late into the story

When things come between them you know

It’s all about the journey more than

Waiting for the happy ending at the end

So why do we desire so much to see it

Because it’s our own fantasy

We’re all striving for that happiness

Of finding someone who is perfect

In all the ways for us, so why is it so difficult?

As it is in stories, probably because it takes

Awhile for us to publish the story too

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Mirror Universe (Day 26)

Do you ever wonder what life would be

If everything you knew was opposite?

I ponder the mirror universe with story

I put my thoughts in poetical verse

Who would my opposite be?

Could I even tell if I saw her?

Is she more serious or am I?

Has she done more than I?

I can’t imagine a version with a life

Different than mine, not that I’m perfect

I just don’t want the other me to suffer

Or maybe they have it better than I do

Why would I want to wish to be there?

What decisions would I make

If my life had gone another way

Would I voice by thoughts

As a vocalist in a rock band

Would I be a reporter on TV

Would I be a famous influencer

Would I go the wrong path

A choose a rebel life

Wandering the world

With no care for anyone

Or would I be a scientist

Saving someone’s life

I don’t want to ponder any longer

As I am who I am

The writer, the nerd,

Who cares more than she should

Some might still see me as a villain

As she lets go what doesn’t fit

Others as a hero who supports

All I try to do is my best

Being just who I am

In this universe

We’re in

By Christy V.

*Inspired by the TV show, Superman & Lois, relating to the Mirror Universe

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: The Spirit of Corpus Christi (Day 25)

Many years ago I couldn’t tell you what

The spirit of Corpus Christi is

As I lived in different parts

While my heart lied in San Antonio

While that can be the case for a part

My heart lies in several places

Including within this city of Corpus Christi

It’s spirit thrives to aspire for something

Tapping into some originality with music

Creative work in each business

The community connected by support

We all strive to become the best of ourselves

This city and its people no matter if they

Live here or beyond, make me

Better than I could be

We’re still working

On our future

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Greek Easter (Day 24)

Greek Easter traditions that I learned

Midnight candlelight always lasts

Easter bread kneaded in braids

Easter lilies that bloom near

It’s usually after the main Easter

Which means everything is on

Discount to make Easter eggs

Bright red representing sacrifice

A game is played by two players

Who can crack their hard-boiled egg

First to represent the broken tomb

A woman was the first to see Him

Risen, but continue to be ignored

Women were meant to have a higher

Calling, but the opposite gender

Never let them because of tradition

Some traditions are good to remember

Some traditions need to be abandoned

Let’s move to the future as we should

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Super Wild Rabbits (Day 23)

There was big freeze in Texas last year

It cut the power, broke plumbing, and killed

Our plants being destroyed was minor

In comparison, but still sadness all the same

Plants can grow back or be replaced

But not the time spent on them to grow

What worried me was our furry neighbors

The wild rabbits who lived in different areas

Including the backyard and the front

They could hide in their burrows

Digging within the ground for coverage

But would it be enough, they’ve survived

Flooding from several hurricanes

It had been awhile since they had been

Seen, if there was sighting, it was low

Eventually Spring came again,

There they were in the yard across the street,

In the back door looking around,

Wandering around the backyard,

It gave me hope, they survived beyond

What we could have imagined

While they are now super wild rabbits

We have to do our part to protect the planet

So we can all survive to live another day

By Christy V.

30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Rock Era (Day 22)

Staying up at midnight to listen to Rock music

It takes me back to years ago in college,

Not waiting for new music at midnight, but

The style that feels so familiar to local

Musicians that would love to have fans

Waiting for their music at midnight

It isn’t something specific besides familiar

To my musical ear that has enjoyed rock

Folk, and indie music created here

This music wasn’t created in South Texas

But one of the band members was created

By his past here in South Texas

He carries the past in a suitcase ready

To unpack and understand to make a better

Future, he can do that with music

With every lyric, note, and instrument

We’re thrown back to the past

To reveal a story that only you can tell

Your true fans will always be willing

To listen to the next chapter in your

Journey, now we’re in the Rock era

By Christy V.