Month: November 2009

JePoWriMo: Day 29

I have never written so many poems in my life! Ever. Wheeeee! That’s all I can say. I’ve finished the first two sections. Now I’m off to print it all out. I printed out the first section and was shocked at the amount of paper that came out. I’ve filled one notebook longhand with rough…

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JePoWriMo: Day 25

Due to the slowness of my progress, the CWCers have graciously granted me the opportunity to turn in what I have and then email them the rest. Yeesh. On the good news front regarding FJR–another agent has graciously requested to read a partial. Yay! Fingers crossed that she loves it and wants all of it…

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JePoWriMo: Day 19

Still going too slow! Even with this new great thing, I’m going way too slow! I’m halfway through the first part, though. I don’t think I’ll have as many poems to cut as I wanted to initially–instead of going from 120 to 60, I might wind up going from 90 to 60. Which means a…

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JePoWriMo: Day 12

First off: Happy Birthday to my brother Matt. Second Off: An interesting phenomenon is happening to my dear friend Ali today. After many months of work (years?) on a creative project–namely a collection of short stories called Into the Water–today she is being asked to defend what she has done. Interesting idea to me: defending…

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JePoWriMo: Day 9

Redo! (The poetry book that is.) I have had an epiphany. And it is good. But you have to wait for it. I’m not telling yet. Let me just say that a creative bolt of lightning struck my little head while driving down to see the Sandra Cisneros reading. And about Ms. Cisneros. She’s great.…

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JePoWriMo: Day 8

We will be taking a break during the poetry proceedings today. Because today Sandra Cisneros is giving a reading/signing in Pueblo and that’s where I’ll be. A little inspiration never hurt. Plus Cisneros relates to all of my current projects:Poetry: she writes it and publishes (publishing of poetry being a rarer thing than you suppose)La…

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JePoWriMo: Day 7

Progress is being made–just not in a calculable fashion. A few pages have been written. Just me cutting loose and getting words down. Because, like the brilliant Ali says: quantity, not quality. So I’ve decided to write freestyle, trying to use a lot of repetition with the words. After all, sestinas repeat six words six…

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JePoWriMo: Day 5

Panickingly slow is how it’s going. I don’t know if panickingly is a real word but I’m using poetic license. So far: 6 poems that are actually in a full rough draft form. About 7 where I have a line or more. November sucks for doing any of these kinds of things. Especially this November…

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