So – how did this go for you? How did it go for me? Hit the jump and find out!
First, a confession… I delayed this post a day in hopes that at least some of my scribbles would congeal, but no dice. (Which, honestly, doesn’t surprise me… I average about one per NaHaiWriMo.) Did anyone else have any better luck?
If you didn’t see it last week, Dawnstorm posted a nice one in the comments.
The prompts this week…
- 3 A (yes, just this letter of the alphabet—where will it take you? a what? or something starting with a?).
- 4 Hand
- 5 Beckoning
- 6 A Door
- 7 Half
So, there we have it… Back to grindstone with hopes for next week!
One thought on “NaHaiWriMo 2017 – Week 1”
I’ve never participated in any of these monthly writing exercises. I’m sure I could manage with discipline, but it’s not my rhythm, and I’d end up hating what I produce. (The haiku one at least makes some sort of sense, but a novel a month spells disaster. I’d need breaks between bouts of writing to collect my thoughts; not physically writing isn’t the same as not working on the thing; I need incubation time.)
With regards to my “haiku” last week, I’m not sure I’d call it a proper haiku. The image only comes together in the third line. The structure is something like [frame/frame]–>[image], while I’m used to seeing something like [image/image]–>[counter image] or [image/image]–>[reaction]. There’s quite a bit of variation, but I think what I delivered last week is a tad to abstract for the genre in general.
Then again, there’s no real need to stick to conventions. And it was born in the moment. I was reading your post just before I had to leave for work, with all the slush out there, and I read the word “existence”, and there were those lines.
I can always improvise something. For example “A”:
Bottom pushed up high
First in line
But they’re trite and mean nothing to me. That’s the sort of thing I’d have no trouble coming up with daily, but it’s not exactly motivating. I think maybe I could work with “Door” and get something worthwhile out of it. Who knows?