I’m trying to find homes for more and more lines – running out of sticky notes and space on my wall. This is what I like better about writing poetry, though. When I used to write exclusively novels, I’d struggle with having a mess of different ideas for stories that didn’t even pertain to the one I was currently writing. I’d end up constantly losing trains of thought deciding to either stay with the one I was on or jump ship for one I was feeling more strongly, and as a lot of you might know, it’s quite difficult to come back to a story after you’ve taken a break from it for a long time.
Poetry is like writing short stories, except even more wonderfully condensed. A vignette is enough to carry your lines, and you tend not to lose one in pursuit of another as easily.