What's going on here? Well Amanda and Emily both have goals to write more. Amanda wants to write a poem and a half a day for the next year, while Emily wants to write for National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo), which is usually in November, but she is going to do it from now until her mission on May 18th. Here is were you can follow us in our goals! Leave comments, encouragement, and what ever else you feel like.
I've always been an avid reader and writer and so I participated in a performance poetry competition at school this last semester. I spent some grueling weeks fighting with some tough competitors to be the LAST POET STANDING. I made it to the semi-finals where I was eliminated. I decided a few weeks later that I no longer wanted to be a teacher, but to really pursue my dream of writing. How do you become a better writer? You write as much as possible. So I decided to have 500 poems written in the next year. On April 5, 2011 I began that journey and on April 5, 2012 I will finish that journey. That means a poem and a half a day basically. So here is where I chronicle this epic journey.