Every Wednesday, I am going to challenge my followers to "Write it Out". I have spent the last several months working on myself as a writer and throughout my time with the Hudson Valley Writing Project, I have discovered that writing is not a chore, but a way to relinquish ones ideas, frustrations and triumphs. It can also be very cathartic. Likewise, if you are a teacher of writing, there is no better way to refine your teaching of writing, than by writing your self. Here is where your challenge comes in. I want you to make time to write EVERY day. Think about what you currently do and how can you carve out some writing space? I have decided that I am going to write for 15 minutes at the end of every school day. The kids get on the bus at 3:15 and I will write until 3:30. I do not have a plan for what I will write about, but I will write something. I have been looking through Kate Messner's 59 Reasons to Write book. It is fabulous. I have found so many ways to incorporate writing into my day because of it. I also enjoy the daily warm-ups.
Here is a piece of what I wrote yesterday...
I'm not really sure where I got you, but I know you were a gift. You were chosen because I like to read and I like owls. Your happy inscription-Think Happy Be Happy is well needed right now. I need to hold on to something as everything I own is packed away and put into storage.
Go on, you can do it...Write it Out!