I wrote a haiku based on the letter X that does not include the word “xylophone”.
I hope you love the alphabet because we couldn’t write without it.
April is the month bloggers around the world unite to write daily posts for the phenomenon Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Posts correspond to the alphabet. April 1 is the first letter A. April 2 is the second letter B. April 3…well, you get the idea. It’s November’s NaNoWriMo for bloggers.
This year, I’m keeping my theme simple yet challenging:
Last year, my grand experiment was a humorous look at the ways we writers procrastinate, as well as how we allow others to enable us. My “26 Ways to Procrastinate a Writer” theme soured into an unsavory mess of words and, ironically, procrastination. I introduced Jayne as my flash fictional character, to show by example what distractions can do to a writer I didn’t know where to take her character, and she didn’t tell me where to go. Her life developed in a soap opera and I couldn’t rebound. A beastly crud demonstrating exploding frustrations grew. I gave up.
My haiku theme did not spring forth because April is National Poetry Month, although that’s a nice happenstance. It bloomed from a haiku challenge my college friend and I do: mail postcards to each other with haikus written on them. Also ties rather well into National Letter Writing Month, don’t you think?
My challenge creates a haiku with each word beginning with the same letter. My X-haiku is quite inspiring.
As of this post, 350 bloggers are committing to the frivolity, themes including: memoir; book reviews; MST3K; quilting; recipes; faerie; herbs; Disney; tea; Switzerland; cemeteries; Doctor Who; vampires; nursery rhymes; sunrises; and coloring pages.
Come join the fun? Sign up ends Thursday, March 26.