Monday morning I’m
three poems in arrears and some
thousands words behind.
©2009 Shari Lynne Smothers
This is a short Haiku to convey my rising anxiety about the projects I’ve taken on.
I can deal with being three poems behind–on a regular day. But, because I’ve taken on NaNoWriMo and I’m very far behind, my anxiety is reaching a feverish pitch.
My writing could well be over for NaNoWriMo, except the characters are still alive in my head. I’ve got all these ideas and twists and I let time get away from me. Well, I let family and events get in the way, cardinal November sin.
Ultimately, I’m not out of the game until November 30th. So, with ideas still to record, creativity still flowing, I need to open their creative outlet. I’ll take these last eight days and make the best of it.