My NaNoWriMo Nightmare
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My sleep’s reduced to not a wink;
Awake, I ponder plots and think:
The word count goal
Has caught me whole,
From characters to kitchen sink.
What meanings may this work contain
To stimulate the human brain?
The winding tale
Does make me ail
And question: Can I still stay sane?
A month of writing, nothing more,
No exercises to abhor.
And yet, I pace
And words erase –
I fear my story is a bore.
I’m scavenging my mind for parts,
Appealing to my readers’ hearts.
The plot may climb,
Or shift in time,
Although I fear it stops and starts.
Will publishers await my book,
Or will they just refuse to look?
What time I waste
To write in haste.
The challenge has me by the hook.
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“for parts”)
Meme Express (“writing”)
Monday Poetry Train (poem/s)
One Single Impression (“shift in time”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“restart”)
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