Sandbox Challenge #3: Write About Writing

Here’s the challenge:  Write a haiku about writing (or another form of creativity).

Remembering that a haiku has five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line, write about:

  • a creative challenge
  • a creative triumph
  • something you’ve written
  • something you want to write
  • how you write
  • how you procrastinate
  • a character you’ve created
  • a plot you find interesting
  • anything else having to do with writing or creativity…

origami butterfly

Then post it in the Wax Poetic section of the Readers’ Sandbox.

Here’s my haiku:

writer’s block

characters arrived
fingers dance on my keyboard
now my mind is blank

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16 Responses to “Sandbox Challenge #3: Write About Writing”


  1. 1 K a b l o o e y August 31, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    What I did yesterday instead of writing:

    Bought a blogging book
    because books let me postpone
    the actual work.

  2. 2 K a b l o o e y August 31, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I love the ellipsis…

    Now I’m catching up
    with my lovely bloggy friends,
    but still not posting…

  3. 3 K a b l o o e y August 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Because We had to Write an Original Poem or Composition for Mrs. Razar:

    I used to write haiku
    in the fourth grade every week.
    To get my check plus.

  4. 4 K a b l o o e y August 31, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Abusing, not amusing

    Sandy, make me stop
    Or I’ll do this all night long
    Abusing my muse

  5. 5 K a b l o o e y August 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Right?

    I can’t seem to stop
    but I have so much to do…
    then again, this counts

  6. 6 stranglingmymuse August 31, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the prolific pour-out of haiku! Your vacation must have left you inspired. I like all of these, and together they form a wonderful story of frantic procrastination. Except I don’t consider it procrastination, because you’re being creative, and that’s the goal of your blog.

    What’s the name of the blogging book?

    –Sandy

  7. 7 K a b l o o e y September 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m really embarrassed to tell you the awful title of this book, but at least you can’t see the magenta cover unless I link. (I’m also embarrassed that I had to stop and look up how to spell embarrassed, because 3 tries didn’t cut it). I wouldn’t buy the “Dummies’ Guide to…” blogging books, so I bought The It Girl’s Guide to Blogging with Moxie. The subtitle is: “Being a geek is oh-so-chic!”

    It’s all so horrible. But the book looks ok and I had a $10 off coupon. Book just mentioned that Margaret Cho has a blog, so I’m going to look her up. She cracks me up.

    • 8 stranglingmymuse September 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm

      Hey, I never judge a book by its magenta cover — or its title. Margaret Cho is very funny. I’d love to hear if the book has any helpful blogging tips.
      –Sandy

  8. 9 drowninmelancholy December 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Ooh I love Haikus. I have to write one again sometime. Maybe this will be one good excuse to do so 🙂


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