Join Two Writing Teachers and other teacher-writers as we share a slice of life every single day in the month of March.
For some people, especially for us Hoosiers, March means basketball. But for many bloggers, March means 30 days of slicing, finding those small moments in the day to capture and share with others.
This is my 8th "first day," and honestly, I wasn't going to participate this year. Most of my writing lately has been professional writing, and I have struggled with writing "for me." I have tried other recent challenges, I have stunk at them all. I didn't want to fail at the one challenge that I have succeeded with for seven years and the one that has connected me to some wonderful people, many of whom I call dear friends.
But here I am on Day One.
One of my goals this year was to help and support teachers in believing they are writers. The slicing community became my support system early on in my blogging experience. I am hoping that not only will I support teacher-writers, but I will once again receive that much-needed support myself.
Fail or not, I can't imagine the month of March without slicing.
When I slice,
...I grow as a writer.
...I notice the small things, the ordinary.
...I am reminded to find the extraordinary.
...I find comfort in the predictability of the routine.
...I stretch those writing muscles that haven't been used in a while.
...I'm inspired by others and use that inspiration to "stack my own words".
...I become a better teacher of writing because I know the difficulties that writers face.
...my world becomes bigger because I meet so many new writers on the same journey.
With all of these reasons, why wouldn't I participate?
Why would I be afraid of failure - as there really is no failure in this challenge.
Let's do this!