Poetry as Creative Re-charge

I don’t know why or how I started doing this but recently when my energy to work on the novella, novel, or story in progress wanes, I find writing verse fuels my desire to work again.

Some days it’s just a warm up exercise; other days I don’t know what I feel like writing so I noodle with a poem. It adds to the daily practice of writing, and even if all I’ve done is scratch out five lines of verse I can look at that and say: I wrote something today.

Sometimes just completing a little thing is encouragement enough.