Here's the story:
For my creative writing class I'm required to complete a 50 page "major work" upon which much of my grade will rely. In order to accomplish this feat I've decided to write a sonnet every day which, when coupled with whatever other poetic works I complete before the end of the year, should compose a rather impressive little book of poetry.
The only thing that is going to be problematic in this is my sense of devotion. Now, I know it's easier to get through things like this when you have a lot of other people doing it at the same time... such as diets, quitting smoking, et cetera. I've already convinced Carly (Child of the Stars) to try and keep up with it and pester me about writing my sonnet every day. She's also going to make an effort towards turning out sonnets regularly, which will help.
Any other takers? I've been doing this for a week and I find it's actually really rewarding. Here are the sonnet "rules" I'm going by:
1. Sonnet format. Which means, fourteen lines, iambic pentameter, and a definite rhyme pattern. By "definite" rhyme pattern, I mean something organized and neat, with at most one shift (petrarchan is abbaabbacdecde, and you can clearly see where that shift appears) in the rhyme pattern.
2. Number, don't title, them. Add a little subtitle beneath them if you wish (such as, "for my dead cat," or something) so that you have a clear idea what it's about or what inspired it.
3. Make each one represent the day in which it was written somehow.
I'd really be grateful if you guys would be willing to join me in this. You don't have to post every one of them, maybe only post the ones you're particularly proud of, but try to make it clear in the title of the post that it's written for this challenge so I don't let it slip by me.
I'm having fun with this already and I encourage all of you to try it. Best of luck and happy sonneting!
Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.