Tuesday, March 1, 2016
"Slicing" Again This March
It's March 1, which means it's time again for the Slice of Life writing challenge sponsored by the TwoWritingTeachers blog. The challenge is to write and post every day in the month of March.
I took this opportunity to wander down memory lane. I discovered that I started this particular blog on March 1, 2011, specifically to participate in the SOLSC. I've participated, mostly successfully, every year since. Sadly, however, the blog sits dormant the other eleven months of the year. Each year I tell myself I will keep slicing weekly on Tuesdays, and sometimes I make it to the end of April. I'm not sure why I don't keep up with it. Perhaps it's the fact that life gets in the way; we're just too busy for me to sit and write. Perhaps it's the fact that as my kids get older I find less to write about them (though that's a silly excuse, since they are fascinating kids). Perhaps it's that internal censor getting in my way, telling me that no one really cares what I have to say.
So here I am again, fingers on keyboard, opening myself up to new possibilities. I want to write. I want to write more than slices or book reviews. I want to write for a larger audience, and I have ideas. Now it's time to put those ideas to work and make myself sit at my desk for an hour or so a day to get myself into the groove.
I know I CAN do it; the question is WILL I?