Tuesday, 21 April 2009

napowrimo and the like

it's true the lounge is suffering as i seem to do little else but cycle, write and wobble about in the garden. oh yes there is that pesky work stuff which is reaching new levels of awfulness but maybe it's the arrival of spring because i don't feel like blogging about it lately.

napowrimo this year is dawdling along nicely. it's reached the stage of the month where it's beginning to feel a bit more like a trial but i've more ideas for poems than days to write them in so i'll reach the end okay. i'm happier with what i've done this year which is always a bonus but perhaps i'd a better idea of what to expect this year than last. i have found tho that working does interfere with it, not night shift surprisingly, but day shift. it's not that i'm busier just that the whole getting up early thing seems to weary me and stopper that part of my brain function.

i've also enjoyed picking a napowrimo site to follow. i'm mainly on readwrite tho i've kept an eye on poetry free for all. readwrite i've kept with, somehow they're just a more engaging bunch and i like the format better plus there's always the fall back of the prompt even if i've never actually stuck with it yet! the poetry varies wildly on both sites so there's something for everyone no matter what their taste! and while i've enjoyed many my particular favourites are here, here
and here. i recommend a browse with a cup of tea without hesitation.

not that i haven't been wasting my time. i am gladdened to hear that in this obama era the situation with gay people in the military is at last clear ; )

8 comments:

Claire said...

Awww ~ thanks for the shout out :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're enjoying Read Write Poem,

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks also for the tips on walks near Pitlochry that you left on my blog...

Sorlil said...

lots of interesting stuff, as if I don't spend enough time on the internet already :)

Roxana said...

"the whole getting up early thing seems to weary me and stopper that part of my brain function."

oh how i can understand that - i have one seminar at 8 o'clock and it kills me already

swiss said...

0800! i can barely be polite at that hour far less make sense! lol

Roxana said...

yes yes - i've expected that reaction :-)
but i had enough courage to tell you this anyway :-)

sarah said...

Wow, really, I make your favourites list? Thank you, that's so wonderful for me, because you are my number one favourite of all the poets I've come across this month.