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.