It’s Time to Reconnect

It’s almost November 1st, 2021, and time for NaNoWriMo. Who’s onboard this year?

For myself, I’m not sure. It has been one strange year and I’m not certain I can even compute to do so.

No. That doesn’t mean my computer is acting up. My brain is sputtering after two years of COVID-19. Truthfully, I didn’t feel up to it healthwise. No way. However, the day it was starting, I saw that there was one seat still open. I got really fired up about trying to grab that place before 6:30 p.m. that day. It was subject to approval and I got it. That evening, I joined my colleagues in Simon Fraser University’s Creative Writing course “The Poem of Intention” with Jami Macarty teaching.

Yes, I took the plunge to dig into some more poetry work. What can I say? It’s a demanding course and even though I keep blundering with Canvas, the program we use to connect with the material and each other, I’m so happy I took the risk.

What’s the best of all? We have no assignments! As Jami says, “Poems are poems, not assignments.”

Are you wanting to venture out again? It could be #NaNoWriMo or something else.

Let me nudge you. Do it now.

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