Monday, October 17, 2011

Inspiration for NaNoWriMo

I know, I haven't been blogging! I've been plotting (your demise MWAHAHAHA!).

Okay, actually I am busy plotting/outlining a re-write that I intend to tackle for NaNoWriMo.

It's my first time. Be gentle.

So, in honor of my goal and eventual lapse into insanity, I bring you one of my favorite inspirational poems to keep you going on those dark November nights when the words start melting in front of your eyes and the vodka bottle is empty (I just don't understand where it all goes!)


Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


  1. I'm also a first-time Nano-er, or wrimo, or whatever they call us. I think I'm going to print out this poem and hang it just above my monitor. :)

    Btw, I love what you've done to your place! So bright and lovely!

  2. Great poem for inspiration. I'm doing Nanowrimo too, getting very excited about it :)

  3. Hello, goatsister! I have an award for you so when you have time, come by and grab it. ;) <3

  4. oooh...fancy new website, show off!
    You will kill at Nano, I have no doubt.

  5. Methinks I am gonna do Nano, too! Let's keep each other going, yes?

    I love the new site design, your tricky goat, you!

  6. Cherie - Thank you, me dear :) And thank you for the award! I really don't think I deserve all of the #goatposse love :)

    Christine - yay! It's really cool to have the same goal as thousands of other writers. We have such a great community. Good luck to you!

    Bethany - I will kill something, that's for sure :P

    Jenny - yay! We can support each other for sure! #thisismybrainonNano

  7. LURVS this poem. And LURVS you, Mare.

    Good luck on Nano! Sounds like lots of our busy #goatgirls are doing it.

    Okay, Captain, go pilot your writer's soul into the sea of words, and fish out a whale of a tale. Just make sure you use better metaphors than that in your story, please. HEE