Because this week has been gentle to me, please share another cup of coffee with me.
I would apologize, first, because this might be a long talk. (I honestly avoid to write long poems and fictions because I don’t want readers to skim through my words. I want them to read them.) But I guess this update might be long so sorry, and please let’s start. 🙂
April has been great! With NaPoWriMo and A to Z Challenge at hand, I have flexed my brain’s muscles as early as February! Sadly, I was not able to finish these two challenges on time! 😦 BUT I learned that my OCD attitude towards blogging and writing has its perks, too.
It was last week of February when my muse and I planned that we’ll take the A to Z Challenge. We agreed that our theme would be Poetry from A to Z! Because I really tend to over think and overdo things, I’m done writing my A to Z poems by the end of March’s first week. They are all scheduled during the second week of April. (Excited, eh?)
Incidentally, it was second week of April when my boss announced a company out-of-town. That’s when the blasts started. I am out from April 20 until April 24. Again, my OCD kicked-in and I am glad to have four beautiful season–sonnets (written with my dear Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res) scheduled for NaPoWriMo during the said week. The vacation was fun! I had a blast, surely!
I planned to get back on regular blogging after the trip, but I didn’t. The second blast was louder and this time it’s chaotic. Office tasks and writing tasks piled up. I have no choice but to keep out of my WordPress home, which is honestly excruciating!
The one-week planned absence became almost two weeks. Thus, NaPoWriMo was left unfinished.
Nonetheless, I love April because it taught me that life and work happen. Like what lovely Annie once said, we are on WordPress when we can and there are times when we cannot. We need not to be hard on ourselves because readers will read, bloggers will blog, with or without us.
The best part is to have someone waiting for your comeback. 🙂 And thank you because YOU are one of mine. ❤
Dusting off the traces of busy April, here are my May plans!
- Finish NaPoWriMo! (I am done writing Day 26 so there are four more tough prompts to write.)
- Write about my April adventure. (My good friend Christopher told me once that he liked reading my travelogues, so I am somehow doing this for him. :))
- Write my 2016 Reading Challenge Update for April! (HINT: I read 7 books!)
- Write more ‘Dear’ poems with my Queen Nandita.
- More collabs with my dear Mel, and with other writers too! (hopefully)
- Post the free verse poems I have written and stocked in a Word doc since February. 😀
- Resume to my blogging schedule:
I Have a Very Important Question
I am kinda shy to ask this.
I have checked how to’s online but I think I have to ask you first guys… hmmm… I am thinking of publishing a book. Not a full-length novel (yet), but a poetry book. I don’t know how… but I know it’s possible (somehow?).
You think I can do it? Please tell me how? ❤
Let’s have a coffee toast!
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