NaPoWriMo ended 12 days ago and I have just had the opportunity to write about my experience as promised. Had I not said I would then I probably would have forfeited this post altogether but I like to keep my word. So, here’s a summary of my first ever NaPoWriMo experience.
I really do not know what exactly prompted me to take on the challenge but, whatever it was, I’m glad it hit me because, overall, I enjoyed the experience. I’m usually one who is content to sit on the sidewalk and clap as the heroes go by even though I’d sometimes wonder what it would be like to be in the parade. This time I knew the feeling marching along day by day, poem by poem with other bloggers. I must admit that there were days when I felt that not another drip of poetic juice was left in me. I felt I had written all I could and I’d just have to give up then and there. Then, out of nowhere, a word, a scene, a phrase, something pops up and it seems even my simplest thoughts begin take the form of poetic verses.
Through this experience:
I have discovered some truly talented writers that I probably would not have otherwise encountered. I am not able to list them all here but I must make special mention of this blog, The Poet Laura Ate. The poems here are truly spectacular. They are very witty and entertaining. You’ll love them.
I have made new blogging friends. Let me just say right here, right now, thanks a million to everyone for the support by reading, commenting and liking my posts and also for subscribing to my blog. These seemingly little gestures were great instruments in motivating me to write something each day. I really, truly appreciate it. I must also say thanks to Elliebloo for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Due to time constraints, I was unable to fulfil the “nomination requirements” but I am indeed grateful to have been considered. Thank you.
I have learnt so much about poems! I’ve learnt about different types of poems and how to write them, for example, cinquains, tankas, haikus, etc. I have also learnt various techniques that can be employed in writing. I have learnt a lot.
I now have lots and lots of ideas for future posts. The daily NaPoWriMo prompts were quite interesting and though I didn’t always follow them I have gotten lots of ideas from them that I plan to use in the future. The prompts posted daily by Jo Bell on Twitter were very thought-provoking.
All in all, NaPoWriMo was a good experience for me. I wonder if I will be have the courage to attempt it again another year… I know I posted some really crappy “poems” but I know some weren’t half bad. These were my personal favourites:
1. NaPoWriMo #3: My Drowning Heart
2. NaPoWriMo #5: Alive
3. NaPoWriMo #14: The Arcade of My Skin
4.NaPoWriMo #22: Earth Day
5. NaPoWriMo #26: Meet The Parents
Once again, thanks for sharing in this experience with me.
Oh my! I almost forgot! To all the wonderful mothers out there…. HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!! I thank God for persons like you. I hope you will have a wonderful day.