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Yes, another absence from this blog. It was completely unintentional this time around.  After I finished NaNoWriMo in two weeks (I’m still amazed I actually “won” after a couple of years of trying..), my creativity just shut down.  The last thing I wanted to do was write.  I had these great plans to get back to the w.i.p I set aside for NaNoWriMo and finally finish the sucker. Has it happened? Nope.  I have worked on it a bit, but it’s still sitting at a lovely 55,000 words. Not bad really. I’m almost there, but the idea of finishing that right now just wasn’t on my radar.

Neither was blogging, to be perfectly honest. I guess I had to take a step back and take a “vacation” from writing completely.  For anyone who hasn’t done NaNoWriMo, you can’t really understand how much it takes out of you.  For me, all I did was write. I think I took two days off in the two week span that it took for me to get to 50k words., and that wasn’t even because I wanted to. I just had other things to do.  Did I end up wearing myself out during that time? Probably. Do I regret it? Absolutely not.

Yes, NaNoWriMo caused me  to take some time out to take a break from writing afterwards.   But I’ve also learned new things about me as a writer and that’s the most important lesson I could ever take away from something like that. I wouldn’t trade that in for anything.

It’s okay to take a step back and collect your thoughts. It’s okay to take a break from your writing when you feel like you can’t write anymore.  Don’t push it. Just let it flow naturally. If your brain is tired and is screaming for relaxation, do what it says.  You will thank me later. 🙂

Oh, and congratulations to all of the fellow NaNoWriMo “winners” out there! Great job on getting to that glorious 50k finish line!  I’ll also say great job to everyone who participated. Whether you won or didn’t, pat yourself on the back for at least trying!

In other “news”, it’s come to my attention that I have received a few blog awards. Thanks to those who have given them to me. I’ll start handing them out to others in tomorrow’s post! If I don’t forget… Knowing me, that may happen. 🙂

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Before I post the next poem for poetry weekend, I want to just go over  what poetry has meant to me over the years. I think I started writing poetry when I was around 7 or 8 years old. I was really young. Of course, those poems all rhymed and were about flowers, animals, family, etc. The usual kid stuff.  I just loved writing so much that I needed different varieties of it. Stories, poetry, whatever I could write.  I became known as being a storyteller/poet in my high school. I even co-wrote the senior class poem with a friend in my class. Of course, my poetry style has changed.  I don’t really like to write poems that rhyme. I’m more of a free-verse poet. Maybe you could say I don’t like structure haha.

So here you go. The next poem for poetry weekend. 🙂 Enjoy!

Our Garden Couldn’t Last

The day we met, you gave me some seeds
and I planted them in my garden.
As we became closer, our plants grew
into flowering towers of green.
We laughed and sat there
with our toes buried in the dirt.
It was like watching our love grow.
Then, one day, a drought came
and our beautiful flowers went away.
It was then that I realized it was
merely a cruel sign.
For after that, our love did die
as our plants crumpled to the ground.

I hope you liked it! Let me know what you think, of course! Now, onto the award.  My good blogger friend, Ollin, gave me the Spotlight Award earlier and now it’s my turn to give it out to some other bloggers who deserve it. 🙂

So, I’d like to give out this Spotlight Award to the four bloggers that have touched me with their stories and blogs.

Feel free to pass this blog on! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

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