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March Challenge Wrapup

Halfway through NaPoWriMo and I’m still catching up from March. Many thanks to Cloaked Monk for organizing the March Challenge!
I do enjoy the range of poetic forms and tried a few new ones this month. Surprisingly, I found the little blips of information offered with the prompts almost restricting compared to the single word prompts of the Haiku Challenge. However, the biggest hurdle I faced came from road trips! Can you tell that I left home on the 11th and again on the 27th? Silly me, I thought I’d get lots of writing done while I was away, but it never actually seems to work out that way.
I’ve been scrambling to keep up with NaPoWriMo since coming home, but so far succeeding. Completion of NaPoWriMo will have seen me attempt to write a poem every day for three months straight.

Haiku Challenge Wrapup

28 days
28 haiku
Thanks to SiS for organizing The Haiku Challenge.
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NaPoWriMo Wrapup

I survived NaPoWriMo 2010! And I succeeded in writing 30 poems in 30 days, although not always a poem per day.

    Things I learned through April

  • I greatly enjoyed matching poems and photos. I knew folks did this, but had never really tried it.
  • My mutated cinquins are actually fairly close to a form called rictameter.
  • Septolets are cool, though trying to convince my brain to count words instead of syllables was an entertaining mind twist.
  • I adore choka, not surprising since I love haiku and tanka as well.
  • I fail at posting on Saturdays.
  • Although I posted many a poem at 5 til midnight, the deadline did keep me fairly on track and producing.
    Other thoughts

  • I dug out my Poet’s Market 2010, we’ll see if this gives me the impetus to actually submit.
  • After writing the poem to Maia, I realized that I have a few dedicated to a goddess poems: Athena, Hestia, Persephone. Maybe I can keep going and make a little collection.
  • There are several poems in my head that did not get written, although their forms are more solidified. They are a bit more complex and failed to come together in the mad scramble I often had at 11:30 at night trying to get something posted. (And oh, do some of them read like I was just trying to get something posted.)
  • I need to read more poetry, and I’ve found some excellent blogs during the past month.
  • On the links to the side, the former Fellow NaPoWriMoers has dissipated. There’s now a poetry section, and a few got bumped up to my blogroll.

The Future: although this blog rematerialized for NaPoWriMo, some other creative endeavors have already crept in, such as the mask making. So this will be my creation blog/journal. Poetry, photography, phiber arts, maybe even plants if I get my little garden going this year.