|This post is part of the
March Slice of Life Story Challenge
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers
A year ago I was lurking among the slicers, completely mesmerized by the dedication and skill of these writers. I knew that in 2014 that I wanted to BE a slicer, not a bystander in the March Slice of Life Challenge.
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines challenge as something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting,
I can guarantee this challenge will test my strength. Finding time to write everyday will take effort, work and endurance and will exercise writing muscles that I don't use on a regular basis. I think I am ready for the "post pressure" of writing everyday.
I can guarantee this challenge will test my skill. I hope this challenge will open my eyes to new craft ideas, push me in new directions and encourage me to try new things. I want to be able to show my students, "Hey look what I did." I want to be able to show them slices and use them as mentor texts.
I can guarantee this will test my ability. I have always been one who wants to learn and get better at just about everything I do, especially my teaching. I spend many hours reading and trying to improve my teaching ability. This challenge is no different - it will test my writing ability.
I cannot guarantee that it will always be interesting, but I will give it my best shot!
Ten days ago I wrote a slice about my fears concerning this challenge. I received wonderful advice from many slicers, especially from Terje. If you are a new slicer, please read her words of wisdom here.
I am still amazed by the outpouring of support and encouragement I received from this community after writing that post.
I know the support will continue...because that is what you do.
challenge change begin!