Yesterday was great. There were eleven of us at the poetry critique this month. I got a lot of great feedback. Every time I go to one of these things, I figure out what I need to work on. Coming away from this one, I found two things that I need to work on: Metaphor and Line Breaks. I was actually quite surprised at the power of line breaks within poetry. When I reworked my poem today, that was my main focus. As I write more in the future, I need to work on creating metaphors. I’m so used to writing stories straight out that I’ve never developed that aspect of my writing.
Wednesdays are a good day to write for me. I get my normal writing in during the day. I’ve already reworked a poem and I’m preparing to write more on my novel. The thing is, my roommates hold a gaming night on Wednesday Nights. It’s usually reason enough not to be around the house for a couple hours. That means I’ll have another writing session later today. My goal for today is to reach 60,000 words. I am racing towards the end. I can’t wait to have this rough draft done. Then I have to make a decision on whether to edit on the computer or on paper.
Fell free to read The Wailing Wall again. I think the changes made it significantly better.
The Wailing Wall
I wrote this poem following a bad breakup. I tend to allow my mind to wander…and that usually leads to worst-case scenario thoughts. The combination led to this poem. It sat in a folder for more than a month. I rewrote it twice and finally like it.