Books Read: 10
Books read for my Goodreads Goal: 33/75 (may have to adjust upward!)
Books left in my A-Z Reading challenge: 8 (D,E,I,K,P,Q,X,Y,Z)
Best of the Month: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Runners-up: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Manuscripts turned over to the powers that be: 1
Pieces accepted for publication: 2 (1 pending, one here)
New things outlined: 1
Words written on new thing: 4,594
Embarrassing poems and stories from high school and college perused while cleaning out my hard-drive: ∞
Conclusions made about embarrassing poems and stories from high school and college: I had a lot of feelings and very little skill in writing high fantasy
Excerpt of moody high school poetry:
Cling to me
Like a wet bathing suit.
And even worse, moody college poetry:
My insides no longer pepsi-mentos when I think about you
But just like it’s fun to look back on old pictures, it is strangely satisfying to look back on stuff you wrote– and loved– a long time ago.
I would love to have a share your worst line of old poetry contest, posted here on the blog. I would love to see excerpts of the worst stuff you had back in the day. Thoughts? Comment yours in the comments and I’ll try to collect them into a fantabulous found poem of lost lines. Post by midnight on 4/7 and I’ll get something compiled.