Well, yesterday was the last day of April, and I’ve written my 100 poems. 50 of them are posted here. The other fifty are chapbook material or stuff I am leaving aside to continue development on.
Overall, I’m glad I took the challenge. If nothing else, it forced me to produce. It forced me to write and really rethink the idea of what I could write about. I found ideas mostly jumping in front of me and presenting themselves easily. And I was able to silence my inner critic long enough to stop her from rejecting an idea before I wrote once I kept my focus on the 100 poem goal.
Oddly enough, I ended up with a mean case of writer’s block yesterday evening. With five left to write. I don’t know why – perhaps being so near to the goal line. Thank God, I got past it.
I have to thank David. This whole thing was his idea.