I’ve been hearing for years about Wattpad. I’ve been hesitant to post anything on there because I’m such a perfectionist and don’t like people seeing my writing until it is ready.
However, I’ve recently been told by several authors that it’s a great way to get some feedback and honest critiques. Since it’s usually strangers writing comments, I can know that they aren’t just saying nice things to make me feel good as a writer.
So I’m starting simple and just putting my poetry collection on Wattpad. I might put up some short stories in the next few weeks to see what people think.
National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #30
The ideas won’t come.
Creativity is blocked.
Writing isn’t happening.
A desire burns in my
Exhausted, upset brain.
Social media isn’t helping.
It distracts and discourages.
Words are trapped, silenced.
National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #29
The beat swells, pounding in my head.
Muscles ache to move to the music.
Embarrassment makes me hesitate.
Balance and rhythm aren’t my best skills.
And yet I can’t resist any longer.
I sway my shoulders and bob my chin.
My inhibitions relax away with a sigh.
Dancing overcomes me and I become alive.
“Flakes of White”
National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #28
The temperature drops,
The air chilled and icy.
The sky is dark and cloudy.
The dim sun light illuminates
The falling white flakes.
The snow is soft and fluffy.
The cold fluff dances in the wind.
The cotton-like material melts on
The warm, outstretched hands.
“World of Blocks”
National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #27
Piles of colored bits lay scattered about the carpet.
Careful steps are taken in bare feet around loose blocks.
A hangar here, a garden there, a bathroom at the corner.
Yellow-faced people are posed performing their tasks.
Nearly completed vehicles wait to be fitted with wheels.
Plastic animals are tended to–a horse, snake, and shark.
Slowly but surely, the world of blocks is constructed.
Hours pass and creative energies form the Lego Land.