I just heard about NaPoWriMo. It’s similar to NaNoWriMo, which I participated in recently. I wasn’t happy with the novel I wrote that month, although I did meet the word count goal. The novel is done, but needs much revision. Usually I revise as I write, but trying to churn out so many words in such a short time did not allow time for that.
NaPoWriMo is celebrating the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. The goal is to write one poem per day. I’m sure I can do that. Poetry is expressing emotions in as few words as possible. My poetry also tells little stories. I have different themes for different groups of poems I write and hope to publish a book of my poems. What better way to expand my self written collection of poems than to participate in this endeavor? I’ve actually been working on a book of poems for a self publishing site I found. I have some poems of mine that were published in magazines and I retained reprint rights to them, so they’re included. I’ve also written poems I haven’t submitted for publication that I also think are good enough to go in the book.
I try to go with whatever emotion I may be experiencing at the time. Right now I’m tired from throwing the ball for my youngest dog. She’s huffing and puffing herself while back in the house and complaining that she wasn’t ready to stop yet. Yes, she was. So let me see if I can express this emotion about her and that experience in as few words as possible.
OK . . . the poem about playing Fetch with Joy has been written. It needs work, but not much.