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).