D O E – 5 – Commentary

I am so confused.
It’s not
what concerns me most, because
I don’t want to lose
my dream…
Did you miss me?

I was in the Rocky Mountains last Thursday and… well, I don’t really have an excuse for not posting a poem last Tuesday other than being distracted by preparations for being the in the mountains. Mountains!

Being very aware of how many people are(n’t) reading this means that my feelings of guilt about not posting last week are a reflection on the responsibility I feel to myself to keep this strange experiment going. I’m still trying to get in the groove and perhaps I’ll even queue a few poems up… but I’m also reflecting on how I want to keep things fresh and accurate with regard to where I’m at when I select a poem and comment on it.

I guess that’s one of the differences between a journalling-type exercise like this and a plotty webcomic or a podcast (it was always satisfying to record podcasts and have them ready, though, boy howdy, there was a fair bit of editing time that needed to be invested): keeping things chronologically correct as I document while also maintaining some degree of… entertainment? A lot of this project’s inspiration (and motivation – thanks, folks!) comes from my connection to the comics community. I feel like I’m learning so much from witnessing those creators and the impressive projects they tackle. Especially when there’s an autobiographical element. They’re the real heroes.

Speaking of tackling projects, as if these poems aren’t a weird enough commitment to be making, I’m toying with the thought of taking the plunge back into NaNoWriMo this year. Do I dare?

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