April 2010

Break Out Your Quills for NaPoWriMo

Today marks the beginning of National Poetry Writing Month, also known as NaPoWriMo. (It’s also simply National Poetry Month.) It’s a very simple concept that still maintains its elusiveness for many writers: you simply write a poem every day throughout the month of April to participate.

Many writers (me included) have attempted to write a poem every single day and failed. For me, it’s always mid-month, when I’m busy and think, “I can catch up tomorrow.” I always have great intentions at the beginning of anything I participate in, but the problem is that I participate in too many things! The results are a lot of half-finished projects, unfortunately.

So how can procrastinators, eager beavers who burn out, and other people like me conquer NaPoWriMo this month and really get on the ball? Here are a few ideas.