OctPoWriMo #31 – The Song Goes On

Step off the dance floor
Draw breath. Relax. Have a drink.
Song changes; goes on.

So, OctPoWriMo has come to an end. I’ve published a poem a day during this month (actually quite a bit more, when you include other challenges), and I’ve tried to engage most days with the daily prompt… if I haven’t, it’s been at least a response to the prompt, even if in a “two-fingered” sort of way! I respond well, generally, to challenges and prompts, and have been pushed beyond my comfort zone this month, with varying results. Will I ever write a paradelle again? Not unless money changes hands…

I need to scale back for a bit now, and focus on re-drafting a picture book text ready to submit for critiquing at the SCBWI Conference in Winchester in three weeks time… poems have superseded the picture book writing lately, and I need to create some time to finish a draft of a heartwarming Christmas story… written entirely from a villain’s point of view (naturally).

So, thank you to everyone for your likes, comments and follows, and hope you will join me, at a less frenetic pace, for whatever I come up with next. What will that be? I genuinely have no idea. Watch this space and find out as I do 🙂

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Author: Al Lane

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30 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo #31 – The Song Goes On”

  1. Kudos to you for completing this challenge with flair and style! Yeah, focusing on writing that PB is a good idea. 🙂 I have to go work on a piece of art for a contest myself. You might see more food photos than art on my blog for a while…LOL!

  2. Congratulations on such an epic achievement. I did the Blogging A-Z April Challenge and my husband was fuming by the end of it. It was a much bigger undertaking than I’d expected and next year, I’ll be preparing ahead. Good luck with the book project xx Rowena

    1. Thanks Rowena… I did the A to Z in April too, and combined it with another poetry challenge, so I had to write an alphabetical poem a day… was tough! I only started it on a whim having heard a day before too, so had no chance to prepare ahead! I’ve already got a theme in mind for next year’s A to Z challenge, and have started making notes of some ideas. Hopefully it will all work out. Good luck with yours! 🙂

  3. I have enjoyed this October writing romp immensely. Thank you for taking up the challenge and I wait with fish bait breath for your next post. I know that whatever and whenever, it shall inspire me just as this month has. Cheers!

    1. Thanks Annette. I always wait with (slightly less fishy) baited breath for your comments after I’ve posted something – reassures me I’m not rhyming in the wind, for one thing! So thank you for your support <3

    1. Thanks Sunita. I’ve enjoyed reading yours too, but my phone will not let me comment on blogpost… I think WordPress has got to it! Look forward to reading your future poems too 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful poems you have created this month. I have enjoyed their differing styles even if you haven’t!
    Good luck with the Christmas book (sounds great) and I look forward to seeing what else you come up with!

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