Thursday, March 1, 2012

Making Connections


Today begins the Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. This is my first time participating. One reason I decided to join the challenge is because I want to connect with other teachers and writers. I often write in my notebook, it's a very safe place because it's for my eyes only.  But, listening to my own voice can get a bit lonely, and sometimes I feel the need to reach out to others. Going public with my writing is very hard for me. I've had some pieces published, but I rarely send anything out anymore. Lately, I just don't feel like anything I write is good enough, and like most teachers/moms I struggle to find the time to write. Author Anne Lamott suggests starting with short assignments and writing only what can be seen through a one-inch picture frame. So, that's how I'm trying to think of my SOL posts, just a collection of small bite-sized bits of writing. I'm not sure where this adventure will take me, but I can't wait to find out.  I'm hoping that by going public for the next 31 days, I'll begin to feel more comfortable sharing my writing.  I look forward to reading what other slicers are writing and joining a writing community.

Read other what other slicers are saying here.

12 comments:

  1. Linda,
    I'm glad you are trusting us with your words. I, too, am a big BIRD BY BIRD fan. Here's to writing small in order to find big meaning.
    Ruth

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    1. Ruth- I'm really looking forward to this challenge.I worry about making time, but I'm going to make it a priority.
      Linda

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  2. Welcome aboard! You are wise to think of this as an extention of your writer's notebook at first - but the best part is that you also get to hear from a supportive community of fellow writers who encourage you to spread your wings and fly.

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    1. Tara,
      Thanks for your comment. I think this is going to be good for me!
      Linda

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  3. Hi Linda, welcome. I think I've visited you once before on Poetry Friday, so I'll see you there too, tomorrow. I hope you have fun doing this during the month. It's my second time & it's been a pleasure.

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    1. Linda,
      I stopped by your blog as well and enjoyed reading your post. I'll look for your tomorrow on Poetry Friday! : )
      Linda

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  4. Your lonely voice is about to be heard and enjoyed by many readers. So glad you are joining and I can't wait to learn more about you.

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  5. Welcome to Slice 2012. This is my second full year, I loved slicing last year! Looking forward to writing with you!

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping I can keep up! : )

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  6. I think this is a great approach to this challenge; very much how I'm thinking of it. Just capture something small every day, and see where it goes! I've recently been thinking about the depth of words -- using fewer but going deeper into them, instead of piling more words on. Looking forward to seeing cool things through your one-inch frames! :)

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    1. It's so easy to allow all the responsibilites in our lives to swallow up all of our time. I think by writing small, I can manage to do something that enjoy without taking anything away from the daily "must dos." Thanks for stopping by!

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