Tuesday 5 May 2015

NaPoWriMo - sticking it out

I am pleased to say that I stuck out the whole month of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). I was worried that I would lose interest after the first week or so - especially as I didn't make it through the whole of novel writing month last year. However writing poetry is a little different to writing a novel, for a start you can write lots of poems on different themes so you don't need to worry about getting stuck with your plot. A poem is generally much shorter as well, so you don't have to write thousands of words a day. Thirdly the NaPoWriMo website had a writing prompt every day, and although they were nowhere near as good as Jo Bell's 52 prompts, it did give me a kick starter if I needed it. I not only managed a poem a day, but somedays I wrote several. Only time will tell, of course, whether any of them are any good, but I suspect there may be two or three worth keeping.