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01 July 2008 @ 12:14 pm
It's your neighborhood friendly mods here reminding that you July is Jotting in July at TBN!

It’s time to start gearing ourselves up for NaNoWriMo. In July, work on one story every single day. It doesn’t matter how much you write, just that you get into the habit of doing it every day.
03 April 2008 @ 08:17 am

So it might come as a surprise to you all that I, an English literature nut, can’t stand poetry. Yes, tis true. I dreaded those days in class where I had to come prepared to either read poetry or have a had read 50 pages of it before class. I hated even more having to write my own *shudders at the thought of her sonnets* and I have decided to try to have it written out of the high school curriculum so I don’t have to teach it.  Yes, my dislike of poetry knows no bounds.

I wish I could tell you why I don’t like it. Why during National Poetry Month I turn a blind eye and try not to think about the pain poetry has inflicted on me in the past. But I don’t know.

There are a few poets I can stomach- Whitman, Dickinson, Tennyson, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Eliot. And I do adore Frost, in fact Frost has gotten me through many a gym work out and quite a few essays on my life. But the rest I just don’t get.  Maybe it is that I would rather simply read a story about their theme, or maybe it is I’d rather here poetry set to music (yes, I do understand that a song lyric is basically a poem) but I just struggle.

So while the rest of you happily celebrate and cherish writing poetry this month. I am going to be sitting back and working on ‘Confessions’, grading papers, and enjoying spring because in many ways April is not always the cruelest month.

(Oh I didn’t include this above but I do like the poem about the toad and the lawn mower. It was on my AP Literature test, oh so many years ago and I feel in love with it.)

29 June 2007 @ 03:39 pm
Word Count: 698
Total: 49707
27 June 2007 @ 01:52 pm
Word count: 1325
Total word count: 46242
26 June 2007 @ 05:35 pm

Word count: 1215
Total word count 44049
25 June 2007 @ 04:56 pm

Word Count: 1,089
Total count: 41,794
24 June 2007 @ 09:03 am

Word Count: 801
Total word count: 39,699
23 June 2007 @ 05:24 pm
 Word count: 1320
Total word count: 38071
20 June 2007 @ 08:45 am

Word count: 1,087
Total Word Count: 33235
19 June 2007 @ 03:15 pm
I really dont know what I was going for here. In fact I am not a huge fan of this installment, but it's nano- quantity over quality, right?

Word count:  756
Total word count: 31538