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.
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