Quest To NaPoWriMo

While NaPoWriMo is a good two months away it may seem a little early to be starting any prep towards it.

That said, I have a show in March and so the majority of my March will be taken up with rehearsals to polish and perfect before we hit the boards. Therefore my prep is starting early so when April comes I can hit the ground running with poems.

Now because trying to get one poem a day out for a whole month is apparently not enough of a challenge for my brain (ask me that again in April!), I am choosing to try different styles of poetry.

I’ve found myself 30 different styles of poetry to attempt. Some I have tried before. Some I had never heard of before I started researching types of poetry.

When I post each poem, I’ll talk about the type and share with you the information I have found about each one.

This means my first step in preparation is to find poetry in these styles to read, dissect, inspire and read and read and read and read….. until I have absorbed them into my writing as much as I can, and when I write a poem I know which of these forms it best suits.

Now these poems aren’t going to be 30 spectacular pieces of poetry. The majority of them will be pretty poor with a handful of poems that are actually alright. The poor ones are just as important in this Quest as the alright ones. And so I intend to share them all, the good, the bad and the downright terrible!

Any and all tips you may have are received with much gratitude. Please feel free to leave them down below. Also I’d love to hear about your NaPoWriMo experiences!

NaNoWriMo/NaPoWriMo

Her hair flowed like a waterfall of coffee beans, her lips looked just like a coffee stained kiss, and her temper was full of caffeinated energy.

I am biting the bullet here and now for all the world to see. I am making myself publically accountable to show up every day in both April and November and write.

Writing had been a daily occurrence and distraction for me for a long time. The life sunk it’s claws in and time for distraction disappeared and returned in a new form.

The itch to write, or perhaps more specifically, to tell stories, never left. I experimented telling stories in different ways, with different media and different lives.

I am ready to put pen back to paper and let the words flow back out of me again. However there is a slight blockage that needs clearing built up through lack of practice.

To clear that blockage I am pledging to participate in National Novel Writing Month and National Poetry Writing Month this year.

Here is a little insight into my current plan for both:

These rainfalls are temporary,
Refreshing the soul within,
It cannot grow alone.
It would shrivel within.

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