March was a busy month! I ended up not being as productive as I would have liked, but considering how frantic I was, I’m pretty pleased with what I did pull of. Here’s what I ended up doing this month:
- Wrote 41 poems
- Submitted 24 poems
- Submitted my chapbook manuscript
- Finished the March stage of my ghostwriting project
- Made progress on completing my unfinished short stories, as well as submitting three of them
- Began doing research for NaNoWriMo 2012 (Yes, I know it’s months away. But my idea is going to require a lot of research, so it’s best if I start now.)
I did not:
- Complete a first draft of a new fiction piece
- Do enough research on the epic poem I plan to write this month. Oh well. I’ll be writing it anyway. I can always fill in the gaps during the revision process.
- Finish my poetry table.
I wasn’t as productive as I would have liked, but considering how busy I was and just how many weekends were devoted to either a wedding or dance, I did pretty well for myself. April is a new month, and though I’m busy with dance stuff, it’s pretty much all local. There’s the possibility for a Dallas rehearsal at some point, but not until after the Austin competition mid-month.
So here’s what I hope to accomplish during National Poetry Month:
- Continue my regular write/revise/submit poetry practice
- Finish one more in-progress fiction piece and submit it
- Continue with my NaNoWriMo 2012 research
- Finish my poetry table
- Take a second stab at writing my epic poem.
My literary year is definitely shaping up! Even though only a handful of the poems I write are ones I choose for further revision and submission (5-10), I’m well on my way to having a first draft of a full collection by the end of the year. That, ultimately, is what I want. Not that I don’t want to be successful with fiction or my NaNoWriMo project, but poetry has always been my first love, and I feel like things are finally starting to move in the direction I want. Eyes on the prize!