Friday, March 30, 2007

NaPo(RoDra)WriMo

Write a poem a day for the month of April (National Poetry Month). Madness. Sheer madness.

All right. I'll do it.

I do have terms, though.

I don't write poems in a day. I take--literally--years with each poem before I consider it ready for publication. Therefore, I personally will undertake NaPoRoDraWriMo (National Poetry Rough Draft Writing Month).

Furthermore, I am not crazed about the idea of posting online all the nonsense that will erupt from such a frantic pace. I do, however, recognize my need for accountability. If you desire to subject yourself to a LuPoRoDra (Lucindy Poetry Rough Draft) a day, drop me an email, and I'll fire off a daily group update. I'll be grateful for the impetus to hold to my goal in semi-privacy , and you...well, we all have a little bit of the masochist in us; this should indulge it for you.

(I would be thrilled, BTW, to recieve similar updates form other NaPo(RoDra)WriMo attemptees. There's nothing like thrashing around in the mire of creativity in company.)

13 comments:

seeker said...

Oy! You're alive! Woohoo.

alaiyo said...

Oooh, me, oooh, me, I want to be on your list!

Jennifer said...

Sign me up, too.

Cheryl said...

I definitely want to be in on this one!

Cindy said...

What faithful friends to still be reading after such a prolonged absence!

(Cheryl, I wince to have to ask this, but is your nickname Toad, or do you live in Canada? Which of my beloved Cheryls are you? :o )

Michael said...

Cindy:

Oh man... I was thinking of setting up a separate blog just to post me drafts on (because I too consider anything I do this quickly likely to be in draft form) and I am second thinking that. I suppose I will still post on the forum since I signed up there.

Anyway, I'd love to be listed to see yours. Of course it is only fair for me to reciprocate.

Michael

PS - so glad to see you posting again.

Julie Carter said...

I'll be on pffa and will be posting my output (such as it is) to my blog.

I can't believe I signed up this year. I've got nuttin'.

Cindy said...

Michael--Got your first one today and will admit to groaning...because it meant I really have to do this. Thank you so very much for the company, though. It will help immensely.

Julie--I will check in on your blog religiously. Occasionally I may even bow down. :)

Cindy said...

Jennifer--I forgot to say that I demand reciprocation. :)

Cheryl of the Wilds of C said...

Ha! Next time I will qualify which Cheryl I am. I am the freezing Cheryl north of the border. I'm very excited to read your rough drafts. Poetry in process.

Jennifer said...

Fair enough, as long as you know what you're subjecting yourself to. But I'm going to cheat by not starting until Friday. All my writing energy this week needs to go into papers.

Gretchen Birch said...

I do that too!!! I take FOREAVER to write a poem, that I personally consider good. I want to be on your list!!!! HAHA Alexa can't breath now for laughing so hard!!

Cindy said...

Gretchen, I will try to get you in on the next one when I start up again. Promise.