I spent most of the morning and midday doing Easter stuff with the kids, though I did peek online at email and at the prompt choices for today. The RWP prompt was “bring the outside in (or take the inside out),” and the Poetic Asides prompt was “write a history poem.” I tried for 10 or 15 minutes (it’s NaPoWriMo, patience is not required), but I didn’t have a response to either prompt.
Before I knew it, the day was upon me again. Several games of Monopoly. A game of Scrabble. A big, fat Easter meal. The family stuff you’re supposed to do on holidays. I had a good day, but I failed to claim quiet time to write. My family would have given it to me, but I struggled with guilt and tried to write at the computer with everyone buzzing around. I failed.
The kids are in bed now, and I have turned to Kelli’s prompts. I have printed Kelli’s list for use in the future, and during April, I will use her prompts (in reverse order — no skipping around!) as my “phone-a-friend” prompts, for those times when I can’t seem to navigate the other two prompts.
Since today was the first day I “phoned a friend,” I turned to Prompt #30 — “Write a poem where your first, middle or last name features prominently.” I got lucky because my middle name is Dawn. And I instantly thought, “persona poem.” And on a day when I thought I’d end up with nothing, I ended up with something. NaPoWriMo, I love you.
REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR FOR REVISION.
UPDATE: I’m going to add a tally at the end of the posts so that I can keep track of the prompts I’ve used so far. It may come into play later in the month. Here it is: 4 = 1 RWP + 2 PAD + 1 Book of Kells