After two days of writing struggles, I was slowing moving out of the writer's block quicksand that was sucking me into that stuck world of "I don't wanna write."
I wrote a different post for today. I was ready to press on with this challenge. I did not fear the orange publish button. I was going to just write.
Then throughout the evening, I read the comments from my slice from yesterday: struggle.
I had tears in my eyes. I had goosebumps reading the comments other slicers, writers, teachers, mothers, friends wrote for little ole me and my writing struggles.
Thank you for sharing in my struggles. Thank you for understanding and reaching out. I try to tell myself I write for me to remember those little moments in life, but I have to say, comments matter.
You came here. You read my words. You connected in some way. You stayed. You left a comment. And I thank you for your gift of reassuring words.
I read many posts like mine yesterday, including slices from:
- Terje rambled and was just "Not sure"
- Dana was "Writing through the crap"
- Tammy wrote even though she thought "This is hard"
- Julie (and her student Dana) wrote about "The Challenge in the Challenge"
- Kari wrote about her lack of inspiration with her "Mid-Challenge Slump"
- Cathy wrote her thoughts about "The Challenge"
- and a reminder of "Why I Write" from Betsy
This writing thing is hard, but it's also about the experience. As a teacher of young students, I can say I've been there and I know what it's like to not want to write or not know what to write about -- but I've learned:
Words on the paper. No one said it had to be a final draft or a published perfected piece. Just words on the paper that connect to one, two, many readers, and . . .
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I know I'm not alone in this struggle, or with any struggle for that matter! When you need a pick me up, this writing community sure knows how to bring it!! A HUGE thank you for picking me up and encouraging me to carry on and write!