The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
November is National Novel Writing Month, or "NaNoWriMo" for those too busy putting words on paper to say the whole thing out longhand. The shortened name makes me think of extra tiny poems, but actually the idea is to turn yourself into an uncontrollable firehose of creativity, pumping out an entire book (50,000 words is the standard goal, I think) by the end of the month, putting off worrying about editing and turning it into something GOOD until afterwards. Which is a great idea, but there must be days... well, like the one I was having today, where you're uninspired and would rather be doing something else. What I usually do in those situations is write about them:
Wintering the stymied daze
Copyright © 2009 by Dave Grossman
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