Last month, when I was planned my April project, I really believed that I could find time to write and then blog every day about my progress. The first week went pretty well. Then other responsibilities started piling up, and there were days when I got home late so from school, every ounce of my energy was shot. I had to make a choice, work on the poems or write a blog post. I went with the poems, and I'm glad I did. My goal was to write twenty poem rough drafts by the end of April. I only wrote twelve, but now I have a dozen more than I had at this time last month! So, instead of feeling like a failure, I decided to make this my new mantra.
As we move into May, I'm motivated to keep going. I starting to believe I can do this! I have no idea if anything I've written is publishable, but I want to see this project through. My May goal is to finish the last eight rough draft poems. Then I'll send them off to Mentors for Rent to get a professional critique. What happens after that, I'll have to wait and see. Right now, my only focus is to get those poems written!
Today I'm sharing a poem by Edgar A. Guest that I'm keeping on my desktop. I hope it encourages you as much as it does me.
Today's Poetry Friday roundup is at Buffy's Blog. I hope to see you there!