Last year, on Wattpad I set myself a challenge. For the first 14 days in February, I posted one ‘romantic’ themed poem everyday.
I already had a number of draft poems on Opuss but that didn’t make the challenge any easier. First, I had to identify which poem to post. Next, I had to edit them (they weren’t great). Then, I had to remember to post one every day.
Poetry is not one of my strong points. It’s always hard putting my writing out there for others to read and judge but with poetry it’s harder. It’s raw, personal and makes me feel vulnerable.
Somehow we are already into the second week of February without me noticing, so, I won’t be doing my challenge this year. I’m a bit disappointed as I find it healthy to challenge myself and go outside my comfort zone. It helps me develop as a writer to do something new, something difficult.
I will still add one more to the collection for Valentines day 2018. Now I’ve promised, I’ll have to do it! Please click here to view the collection from last year (and check up on me and see if I kept my word).
4 thoughts on “Valentine Poetry Collection”
Hmm… For me, writing prose makes me feel more raw and vulnerable than writing poetry. In poetry I use a lot of metaphor, which could be interpreted in so many ways, so I don’t feel as exposed, hehe.
Sorry to hear you weren’t able to do the challenge this year!
I don’t know where the year is going. I’ve been so busy. I think things will calm down in a few months and I can get more time for my projects (like this).
Yeah, some years do seem to rush past by faster than the others. Looking forward to reading more of your writing when things do calm down a bit more!