Like I need a new challenge.
I want to do it, but . . . is it the right time?
Hmm . . . When is it ever a good time? I will do it.
Yesterday, Ruth shared about the Write Fifteen Minutes A Day (WFMAD) challenge hosted by Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie explains that this writing doesn't have to be shared, and blog writing shouldn't count because we are thinking of our audience. It's time to grab my writer's notebook and a snazzy pen. I did it. I wrote for fifteen minutes last night and I thought it would make a great slice of life. So, in this case I am sharing it! Here's a peek into my first entry for this challenge:
8/1/11 New Challenge
Write for 15 min. a day
I need this - for me. To open my writer's notebook. To record. To jot. To dabble. To plant seeds.
I'm a "real-life" writer. I write what's close to my heart, full of emotion. I have never tried writing fiction. It doesn't seem to interest me much. I read what authors like Ruth and Kate go through to allow characters and stories to develop. That takes heart, time, patience. I need immediate satisfaction. I'll stick to my kind of writing today.
Thinking about tomorrow's slice of life. Deb had a great poem she wrote last week: a need to, want to, will do list for the rest of summer. I need to start thinking about school -- feeling overwhelmed with all my personal professional development and learning that I've been engrossed in this summer. Probably would be smart to record my goals for the year. What do I want to change? Improve? I'm thinking I need an action plan. Too much to think about at 9:30 at night.
Back to the poem:
I need to
organize those ever-growing piles
I want to
read lots more children's books and PD books
spend as much time with my girls
before major separation anxiety sets in
for all three of us!
Almost fifteen minutes of writing.
And I have my slice of life writing ready to go!