Friday, April 17, 2009

Personal Poetry Month

My Personal Poetry Month is going great guns, with an average of 1.something poems every day. The quantity is certainly there, and the quality is holding up better than I ever expected.

So for me, April 2009 is certainly my Poetry Month. For anyone who is struggling to find their muse, or who otherwise feels uninspired, why not give it a try? Commit to writing something new every day, don't worry about quality, go for quality.

If you can only get ten percent good poems for bad, it's still more poems than you'd have written if you sat back waiting for that silly muse to deign to visit. Cut out the middle-man, just go without that silly muse!

I've mentioned this idea of mine in a variety of places, and I'd love to here from anyone who decides to give it a go themselves. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

2 comments:

Carolyn said...

Well,I've done the count, and I made it to at least thirty five new poems for the moth of April. I've just had a quick squizz at my "Poems" folder on the computer, and I looked through my notebook earlier today, and I definitely counted that many poems.

I haven't had a proper look at them all yet, that will have to wait for a day when I don't have too much else on. Some of the poems are definitely in need of more work, but even so, I'm happy that I was able to do it!

Maybe I could should commit to finishing the second draft of my novel? Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Great job!

Between three of my blogs, I found 46 poems I published in April. Holy cow.

What fun. Let's do it all again next year!