Tuesday, March 27, 2012

After The End

With only a few more days in the March SOL Challenge, I've been thinking about how I'll spend my writing time each evening.  It's  been a challenge, especially in the beginning, to find time to write a blog entry every day, but since it was a priority, I made time.  I admit that most of my posts have taken a half hour or less, but those half hours add up.  It's funny that for years I've talked about scheduling writing time into my day, but I never thought I could find even a short amount of time. I was wrong!

So, it's got me thinking that if I'm able to set aside time for a challenge, I should be able to set aside to work on a writing project. I really want to do that. I'm just a little concerned that writing privately, without comments from a writing community to encourage me and keep me accountable, I'll get discouraged and give up again. I believe that if I could think of a project I'm excited about, it might be enough to motivate me to keep going.

I've been wondering if anyone else is feeling this way?  What are you going to do to keep yourself motivated to write after the challenge has ended?


  1. I totally agree with you. I was just thinking of drafting a similar post for tomorrow. I am sure that I want to try sharing in the Tuesday SOL weekly challenge....and I want to try to write 3 times a week....that is my goal....as of tonight. I do think this is helping me understand my students AND be a better writer!

  2. I think I may need to do the Tuesday SOL in order to force myself to continue with the habit. I don't think I'm disciplined enough yet to do it on my own.

  3. Tuesday is the best day of the week. It is the place to catch up with new friends, make new ones, and continue to grow as a writer. I'm not ready for prime time, don't think I ever will be, but I enjoy this forum.