Less than five months ago, I decided to start writing a new book of poetry. The last book I posted online for sale was as collection of poems that I mashed together like a best of rock album. This time out, every poem I wrote was brand new… I wanted this to be a book of entirely brand new poems.
Then I made things more interesting. Not only would I write new poems, but all the poems in this book would be sonnets. I would use the same rhyme scheme for each poem (abab, cdcd, efef, gg) and I wouldn’t be finished this new book until I wrote fifty (50) of them. I started this ambicious goal in early November and earlier this afternoon, I finished writing sonnet number fifty.
Check it out:
50 sonnets in less than five months.
Tonight I am going to go over the poems and clean them up.
Tomorrow I will be posting the new book on Smashwords for purchase.
I can’t begin to tell you how it feels to finish this book. I honestly thought it was going to take a lot longer to reach #50. Not every sonnet is a masterpiece, but none of them are a piece of shit either. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done here, but after this I might take a short break from the poems. Just a small one.
On to the next project,