Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Slice of Life {Ready, Set, Go}

I wasn't sure I was going to participate this in the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I got the itch and got excited this past weekend when I was at a conference with my friends to jump on board.  I was reminded that this is something I do for myself.  I know a teacher of writing needs to be writing.  

Last year I used a notebook for the first time to collect my ideas and play around with words.  I really liked that and went back to look at those entries on paper and how the revision played out as I typed each post.  Sometimes I wrote a little summary of my process or thinking behind the piece.  I found that a bit interesting now.  Last year I wanted to stop and notice snippets of my day and I tried to play around with language a bit.  

I thought if I looked back it would help me look ahead.  I thought maybe I would create a plan for my writing but I don't have one yet.  If I listen to my intuition it tells me part of the writing process is how the writing evolves, no plan needed right now.  I did decide from looking back to continue to use my notebook this year for collecting and drafting.   Maybe planning the how to will help the what evolve.  

 Thank you Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life writing community.


  1. This is the key phrase in your post, Mandy. "I know a teacher of writing needs to be writing." When we write for public consumption, we become a risktake, allowing our words to rise.

  2. I've always had a theme I was writing around in previous March Challenges, but I don't think I'm going to do that this year. It's a little daunting, though, to not have a plans, so I'm with you!

  3. I know that I will enjoy whatever you decide to write. You may even inspire me to be a little more notebook conscious.