But I'm here and ready to write!
The first year I participated in the challenge, I planned my slices days in advance, many ideas generated, slices started waiting to practice a craft and tell a story. The second year was more about the day-to-day writing and I was just happy to write a little each day. Now in my third year of participating in the challenge, I'm going a little of each: some planning and some "in-the-moment" writing.
My goals for the SOLSC:
- Write. Every. Day.
- Capture moments I might otherwise quickly forget.
- Comment on three new slicers and three old (seasoned?) slicers.
I am excited about another challenge with so many participants. My only regret is time. Time to read the slices. Slices from the new slicers. Slices from the old slicers. Time and balance is a challenge for me these days . . . so please forgive me when you don't hear from me every day!
To the "new" slicers: Welcome! Enjoy the writing, reading and connecting. Pay close attention to your process and celebrate your product by relishing in the comments -- they will fuel you to write more because you will come to the realization that you are a writer.
To the "old" comforting friends: Enjoy the writing, reading, and connecting as well. I can never truly express how much your words mean to me (but I think you understand).
Please know that if I read your slice, I WILL leave a comment. I know there are many readers out there who visit and read and then leave without a word.
My advice: Leave something. Leave a word. Leave a thanks for writing today. Connect with the writer or the story.