Thursday, November 29, 2012

November's End

It seems when a month ends, I am forced to look back at what I have and have not accomplished.

This is probably because bills are due, salaries are paid, and the entire month HAS to be checked in order to be balanced.

It's the same for writing. And I know plenty of people who did NaNoWriMo this month. What is NaNo? It's this crazy and atrocious "task" of writing 50,000 words in thirty days.

It is grueling. It is annoying. And it is amazing to see those 50,000 words staring back at you by November 30th. Hat off to you folks! You're almost done.

I didn't accomplish NaNo, but that's alright. I went a different route and did thirty days of poems.

It's the first time for me doing this one. I don't do a whole lot, but I sure do like it. Poetry is fun because you can write it so many different styles, from prose to rhyme, haiku to ekphrastic.

I like to keep them short. Really short. Which is the complete opposite of NaNo.

Onto a different subject ...

I stepped out back to see the mess of leaves. We just had a storm, and are intended to have several more in the next three days.
But the orange tree sure is beautiful.
And the dog sure is happy.

Happy writing!- HJS


  1. Wow, 30 days of poems is amazing! I can't even write one poem :) haha COngrats

    1. I bet you could do it! :) Thanks for the comment.

  2. Writing a poem a day is quite an undertaking! Sounds like fun.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  3. By the way, it makes me want to pick a month and write a flash fiction story each day of the month. That would be more up my alley. I think I'll try it!

    1. I like that! What a wonderful idea. Let me know if you ever come across a contest for that.