Well here we are in the latter weeks of April. 18 poems down, and only 12 more to go for those who are taking the challenge.
◊ Kay has written about ‘the transit of my eyesight’ (hers, not mine, but oooh, I want that line!) and how rhythm & design link things in unexpected ways.
◊ Catherine has been singing about The Four Jeans, and getting elemental, watching a tern ‘stitching the sky to the sea’ (another line I want to filch!).
◊ Greg has been remembering How Dude got his name, and dallying with a woman ‘wild with flowers’.
◊ And Marisa has been taking Lessons in Gymnastics, in love with someone she carries ‘draped on my neck / like a tape measure’.
If you haven’t been over to their blogs for a look yet, head on across and leave them a message of encouragement – we’ll wait for you.
Looking pretty good so far – guys, how does it feel?
5 Replies to “NZ versus NaPoWriMo 2010 – past half way!”
I felt a bit depleted a couple of days ago and I know from experience that’s the time to push through. Much as a runner through the pain barrier. The process has now settled on me as more than a part of my daily life, the writing has become something more deliberate, it has taken on a purpose.
Good to hear it’s developed purpose – NaPoWriMo can be an amazingly beneficial thing, but so much depends on how you can mentally and emotionally orient yourself. Me, I’m hopelessly erratic …
Ooops, spelling! I wondered if that was me you were talking about, at first 🙂
(sound of forehead being slapped, possibly with a fish of some sort)
Sorry about that.
Thanks for the encouragement Joanne. I feel right now like I am hanging out for the finish post! But I can see as you point out how beneficial it is for forcing one into a certain poetry momentum that can only be created by doing this mad thing!