poetry is magic (ft. snippets from my current project)

School ends in a few weeks and I am very much looking forward to it. Senior year of high school was difficult for multiple reasons but that is why I poured all of my heart & soul into my writing. There are days when poetry is all I can think about, days when I am sad (and stressed!) and it is all I have to hold onto. Poetry has become a source of comfort, hope, and inspiration. I draw strength from it. In short, poetry has become something like magic to me.

A few months ago, I promised to share my writing more often and to revive my newsletter, fleet-footed thoughts. With the arrival of summer, I can finally keep both of those promises. For the last six months, I have been working on drafting the first fifteen poems of my chapbook, Visible Things. Today, I’ll be sharing lines from some of those poems.

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Snazzy Snippets | NaNoWriMo Edition

snazzy snippets

Snazzy Snippets is an awesome bimonthly link-up for writers. It’s hosted by Emily @ Loony Literate and Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout. It’s a great opportunity to share snippets of your writing (500 words or less).

This month I am participating in NaNoWriMo (find out more about my novel here). I have written about 11,000 words so far and the pinterest board will hopefully keep me from running out of inspiration! Without further ado, I am going to go ahead and share snippets from my WIP: Vivid. 

A snippet without dialogue

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A snippet featuring a friend/family member

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A snippet that took FOREVER to write

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I admit these snippets are very rough indeed (but my first drafts are very messy) so I hope you guys enjoyed reading these snippets anyway. Now time for a bit of context! 

The first snippet is from the start of chapter 1 and sort-of describes a dream Radha has about her girlfriend. I’m was intentionally vague when I wrote it but now I’m not sure whether I should flesh it out more. The second snippet is from the end of the first chapter – my main character, Radha, isn’t feeling so great and she feels like her sister is very annoying (and later, insensitive).  I didn’t really know what to do for the last snippet because the words have come to me pretty easily this first week..so I ended up picking the snippet that took (comparatively) longer to write. It took me awhile because I wasn’t sure whether to “expose Damien and Ming’s relationship or have him tell her. For the sake of conflict (and to prevent me from falling asleep while editing), I ended up having Radha walk in on their make out session. 

You can add me as a writing buddy here & check out my pinterest board here

So are you participating in NaNoWriMo? And if so, how is that going for you? Tell me about your WIPs (is progress slow)? And well, how was your day??