I don’t usually post on Sundays, but I had to today for two reasons.
First, to wish you all…
Second, to give a big announcement for next month.
For those who don’t know, April is National Poetry Month. Last November, I successfully completely National Novel Month for the first time (the goal was to complete 50,000 words in one month) and kept a daily blog while doing it. Similarly, this month the goal is to write one poem a day for 30 days.
Now, I don’t write poetry. It’s not that I dislike it; it just isn’t my preferred writing style. I tried to complete this challenge a few years ago when I was in college, but due to classes and just being busy, I gave up about a quarter of the way in.
However, this coming month I’m taking the plunge (and possibly shooting myself in the foot) and taking on the challenge of one poem a day (my first poem will be coming out later today).
Similar to my November challenge, I will be posting on my blog daily with updates (also, I will be trying to sustain my three regular posts a week). However, different to November, I will be posting my actual poems (yay….).
Unlike some amazing poets I follow here on WordPress (like The Lonely Author), I am a complete amateur when it comes to writing poetry. I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry, as you might have guessed from my Traditional Poetry vs. Modern Poetry article. However, I’m going for it.
I’m paving the way, making a start, laying the first stone…had enough idioms yet?
This may be the worst month of my life…or it could be my best. We’ll see.
Going into this, I’m asking a favor from all my followers: What is your favorite poet? I want to read a bunch of poems during this coming month so, in a sense, I learn from the experts. Thanks in advance!
Best wishes in your life full of adventure,