So. Do you have any hobbies you’re a little embarrassed about? Secret passions you’ve never told anyone about?
Since I just embarrassed myself by admitting mine to my writing pacing group, I thought, what the hell, I’ll admit it here.
Since I have nothing else to blog about.
I love poetry. I love reading poetry. Sadly, I also love writing poetry. Worse, I am not too good at it. I’m pretty bad at it, actually. I usually write it for fun, as in ... I don’t think too deep, and since I’m just doing it for fun, I often don’t bother to find that perfect word, which is pretty much the whole point of poetry.
I tend towards forms such as the haiku. I like the security of the rules (even though I broke them in 10 out of the last 16 I wrote). I like the brevity of haiku, the quickness of them, the way one word can mean so much.
But I’m always so embarrassed about it. Writing stories doesn’t quite effect me in the same way. With poetry, I blush. Even with the flippant little blog-fun that bloggers invariably have with the haiku, I always blush when I submit mine.
It really is silly.
Do you have a guilty pleasure? A secret one? An embarrassing one?