This is just a thank you to the TWT blog team for hosting the March Slice Challenge. I loved it last year; I loved it this year. My boss sent me an email yesterday saying that an article for our district newsletter was due Monday. I think I would have been in such a panic if I wasn’t writing regularly. Instead of becoming stressed, I just started writing. I have this challenge and community to thank for that.
I am going to personally commit to slicing on Tuesdays and trying to write every day outside of this challenge. Yesterday I visited a writing workshop. After students were “finished” writing, they pulled out books and read. While when I started in my current position, I would have thought that wonderful – look at how much the students are reading, I now realize that “writing ” was being told, you are something to finish – to get done – to stop and switch over to reading from. I want students to keep journals and write down their every notice. Today, I could have written about at least five topics that emerged for me as a writer. I will work throughout this year to live the writer’s life and to share the importance, no the vital-ness, of writing with educators and students.
Thank you for being a sounding board for my thoughts, ideas, and writing. Thank you for being a tremendously accepting community where writing and writers thrive.